Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Try this recipe next time you are in the mood for banana bread, it makes for a quick breakfast you can grab on the go.

April 2005

  • banana-bread
    You can freeze it and only pull out what you need each time, a slice or a whole loaf.
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  • banana-bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Here's a healthier version of traditional banana bread.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1-1/3 cups (3.2 oz envelope) nonfat dry milk
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups (about 7 medium) mashed, very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, dry milk, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a large mixer bowl, beat eggs, bananas, sugar and vegetable oil on medium speed until well-blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in nuts. Spoon into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

This recipe originally aired in the April 2005 issue of Heart of the Home.

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