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Best Banana Bread


12 slices


1 hour 30 minutes


Best banana bread recipe with overripe bananas, walnuts and brown sugar. This recipe is so easy and can be made by hands, without a mixer.


– 1 1/4 cups 150 g walnuts, coarsely chopped – 2 cups 240 g all-purpose flour – 1 cup 200 g brown sugar – 3/4 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 3 1 1/2 cups or 450 g large overripe bananas, mashed – 1/4 cup 4 tablespoons plain whole fat yogurt – 2 large eggs beaten lightly – 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, plus more for greasing – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 tablespoons rum

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a loaf pan (9x5 inch loaf pan).

Step 2

Add the walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet, slide in the oven and toast until fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the flour, walnuts, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, stir the mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla with a spoon. Add rum, if using.

Step 4

Lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula, mixing just until combined. The batter should be thick and chunky. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan.

Step 5

Bake the banana bread until the surface appears golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool the banana bread in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the loaf pan, slice and serve warm.

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