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American Bakery Style Banana Nut Bread

by | Feb 17, 2015 | 37 comments

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American Bakery Style Banana Nut Bread

Fool proof recipe for the tastiest American Bakery Style Banana Nut Bread. Baked in a loaf pan. With step by step pictures.

Banana Nut Bread – There is this little thing that happens every time at my place. My husband usually picks up bananas from the grocery store on his way back from office and he always picks up more bananas than we can eat. There will be no takers in the house after the bananas have become overly ripe. So what do we do with the ripe bananas? I do what I do best with ripe bananas. Banana nut bread or Banana muffins. Last week, he confessed to the crime that he intentionally picks up extra bananas so he can have a good slice of his favorite banana bread often.

Come with me. Let me show you how to do the best American bakery style banana nut bread. This is the only Banana Nut Bread recipe you will ever need. I adapted this recipe very minimally from Chef Joanne Chang’s Flour cookbook. I like her method of beating eggs and sugar until fluffy and then adding it to the batter. It creates a great texture to the finished bread. I add a small tablespoon of cocoa to enhance that dramatic color of the bread. This is one nice spiced up banana bread.

β€œYou can’t teach calculus to a chimpanzee. So just share your banana,Β  share your banana bread, Banana Nut Bread. OK”

Overly ripe bananas are the secret to a good Banana Nut Bread.

American-Bakery-Style-Famous-Banana-Bread-Recipe-ripe bananas

Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F.

Peel four medium sized bananas and mash them with a back of a fork. Set aside.

American-Bakery-Style-Famous-Banana-Bread-Recipe-Mash

Butter and flour a bread loaf tin. Preferably a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan. I also line it with parchment paper so the baked bread releases smoothly in one piece. Its not necessary but I do it. Its just me. I cannot take in tensions. The baked bread stuck on the bottom of the pan is the last thing I wanna see. I am sorry I have issues. Thanks for listening. I am happy I shared it with you.

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Measure and add all the dry ingredients to a bowl. I measure the flour alone by weight as its accurate. Lets sift the dry ingredients. Sift the flour, salt, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and the cocoa powder. Most of the time, baking soda and other leaveners might lump up. Sifting helps in eliminating this. Just use your hands to break the lumps while sifting. Sifting also helps in even mixing of the ingredients. Once sifted, set aside.

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In a bowl, add in the eggs and the granulated sugar.

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Beat together the eggs and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. It will take about 5 minutes.

American-Bakery-Style-Famous-Banana-Bread-Recipe-whisk

Slowly drizzle in the oil. Slow is the key. You want to create an emulsion. Dumping all the oil at once will create the egg mixture to break. Drizzle the oil slowly so everything becomes one homogenous mixture. Once the oil has been added, add in the vanilla and the yogurt.

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Add the sifted flour mixture and the nuts to the batter. Chop the nuts coarsely. Walnuts or pecans work well.

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Fold the mixture until roughly mixed. Add in the mashed bananas to the batter.

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Fold the mixture until everything is combined well. No specks of flour should remain visible. Make sure the nuts are evenly distributed. Transfer it to a loaf tin and bake for 60 – 80 minutes until the center springs back when lightly pressed. Do not open the oven door for the first 45 minutes. Moving the pan while baking might cause the middle of the batter to deflate. So no moving or opening the oven door unnecessarily.

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Let the Banana Nut Bread cool on a wire rack completely.

Store Banana Nut Bread in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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American-Bakery-Style-Famous-Banana-Bread-Recipe

American Bakery Style Banana Nut Bread

Fool proof recipe for the tastiest American Bakery Style Banana Nut Bread. Baked in a loaf pan. With step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups-200 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F.
  2. Peel bananas and mash them with a back of a fork. Set aside. Butter and flour a bread loaf tin. Preferably a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Measure and add all the dry ingredients to a bowl. Sift the dry ingredients. Sift the flour, salt, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and the cocoa powder. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, add in the eggs and the granulated sugar. Beat together the eggs and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. It will take about 5 minutes.
  5. Slowly drizzle in the oil. Slow is the key. You want to create an emulsion. Dumping all the oil at once will create the egg mixture to break. Drizzle the oil slowly so everything becomes one homogenous mixture. Once the oil has been added, add in the vanilla and the yogurt.
  6. Add the sifted flour mixture and the nuts to the batter. Chop the nuts coarsely. Walnuts or pecans work well.
  7. Fold the mixture until roughly mixed. Add in the mashed bananas to the batter.
  8. Fold the mixture well until everything is combined well. No specks of flour should remain visible. Make sure the nuts are evenly distributed. Transfer it to a loaf tin and bake for 60 – 80 minutes until the center springs back when lightly pressed.
  9. Let the bread cool on a wire rack completely.
  10. Store it in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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37 Comments

  1. Shrihari Senthil Kumar

    Can we use groundnut or sesame oil

    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      Use vegetable oil as groundnut and sesame can be over powering

      Reply
  2. Arthi

    Hello

    I have tried this recipe, it’s amazing. I tried many other recipes but this one has a spl flavor and taste. Thank you so much






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  3. Anandhi K

    Hi .. I am a fan of your recipes…. Have tried a few fail proof recipes… And this is one among them… It was super awesome and my 2 year old relished every bite of it… Thanks for sharing the recipe. And one more recipe which is a big hit with my family is the mutton kola urundais… Comes out perfect every single time!!! Great work !!






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  4. Krithika

    Can I substitute whole wheat flour in place of all purpose flour. One suggestion could you please share us recipe of dilpasand alias cocunut and tutti fruit buns

    Reply
  5. Kavita

    Amazing recipe for a novice baker…I can’t bake for saving my life…the bread came out with a perfect texture and moisture. I struggled only with a thick dark crust on the top, which resulted in some amount of wastage. Otherwise, it was too good first attempt.

    Reply
  6. Sunitha

    Hello Suguna…how do you store this bread?






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  7. Raji

    Hi
    Can i use almonds instead of walnuts

    Reply
  8. Divya G K

    My craving for the “Chai Point” banana cake ends with this recipe πŸ™‚ I didn’t have the bread pan and made it in the cake pan. Taste and color came out exactly same as the Banana cake. Thanks a lot for the awesome recipe!






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  9. Lulu

    I just made this banana nut bread and it came out very good and delicious. Thank you

    Reply
  10. Mrs.R.Hema unni

    The banana cake came out well. Prefect. Thank-you.






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  11. Nandhiniparthiban

    I came to knw y ur husband bought extra bananas everytime.I tried and came out like a bang. It was a big hit. so moist and soft. kept bananas to ripe. Thank u for a great recipe






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  12. maria.K

    hi, one clarification before i go ahead – is 1 2/3cup –200gms?
    i have a 200gm cup as well as a 230gms cup – which one
    do I use?

    Reply
  13. Anusha

    Hi Suguna, Made this banana bread yesterday and we all love it !
    My 9-year old daughter opened her eyes wide and gave it a thumbs-up. She could not believe it was banana bread. I love the smell as much as the taste of this bread πŸ™‚ This is so different from the other banana breads I have tasted. Thank you for this great recipe !

    P.S. I skipped the nuts & it was still delicious.






    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      Thank you so much for trying Anusha. I am so glad that the little one loved. God bless.

      Reply
      • Anusha

        Suguna, Just wanted to check with you if it’s okay to proceed with the recipe using 3 bananas instead of 4 ? I have just 3 on hand and don’t want to wait for buying, ripening etc.

        Also, I have a packet of cake flour that I bought for a Black forest cake that didn’t work.
        Can I go ahead and use the cake flour in place of All Purpose Flour in this recipe ?

        Thanks !

        Reply
        • Suguna Vinodh

          you can halve the recipe instead of going low on bananas as you won’t get the banana flavor. I have never tried this recipe with cake flour. Sorry about that.

          Reply
  14. Deepa

    Awesome recipe!! Came out very good the first time. Had to make next batch in a week:) Thank you for the recipe..






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  15. Srividhya

    Is there an eggless version of this recipe??

    Reply
  16. sheela

    Great recipes….!! Simple version






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  17. Sridhar

    Amazing recipe and the best bread our family has ever eaten! Shared leftover bread at work and people went crazy. Came out perfect the first time and every time since. I enjoy your blog and admire your passion for cooking and baking. Have tried quite a few of your recipes and all of them have come out great!

    Reply
    • Suguna Vinodh

      That’s so nice of you.Thank you for taking time to let us know that you liked it. Really glad.

      Reply
  18. suguna vinodh

    Welcome Kalai! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.






    Reply
  19. kalaipriya

    Awaesome recepie..tried once.. Going to make next batch..thanks for the recepie






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  20. savita duggal

    Hello Ma’m,

    I have one query. I don’t want this bread to have chocolate taste. So if I omit cocoa powder do I have to add one tablespoon flour in place of that.

    Another query is banana bread and tea cake same? what’s the difference?

    Regards,
    savita duggal

    Reply
    • suguna vinodh

      The addition of cocoa is for the color and wont have the flavor of chocolate. If you still decide to omit the cocoa, replace the same amount with flour.

      Reply
    • Mrunal

      Pl sh eggless or to be replaced with what in all awesome baking receipes by you. They r so much tempting to try but what about EGG 😞

      Reply

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