Banana Bread with Walnuts


This is one banana cake that you would want to bake!

Recipe by Curtis Stone adapted from his website
208g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda (I used 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs (100g)
200g sugar (I reduced to 150g)
110g vegetable oil
3 large coarsely mashed very ripe bananas
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175g walnuts, toasted and chopped
Preheat oven to 350F/175°C (I bake mine at 160C). Butter 1 (9- by 5- by 3-inch) metal loaf pan, then dust with flour, knocking out excess.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl.
Beat together eggs and sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer at medium-high speed until very thick and pale and mixture forms a ribbon when beater is lifted, about 8 minutes.
Reduce speed to low and add oil in a slow stream, mixing, then mix in bananas, yogurt, and vanilla.
Remove bowl from mixer and fold in flour mixture and walnuts gently but thoroughly. I reserved some walnuts to sprinkle on top of the cake.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading evenly, and bake in middle of oven until golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer comes out clean, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. (I tented mine after baking for 20 minutes and remove tent during the last 10 minutes).
Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack. Turn loaf right side up and cool completely before slicing and serve.  Goes very well with a fine cup of coffee.


Mashed very ripe bananas



THis is so yummy!


1 Comment »

  1. Peggy Low said

    Love it


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