Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bead

Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bread
Category: Cake
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes

This American banana bread (cake) recipe is for great use when you have over-ripe bananas in the house. Can be made with or without nuts. Hazelnuts would be a good substitute, or any other nuts that come to mind.


  • 1 1/2 white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs (1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 5% Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar to your liking
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp nutmeg
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed with fork
  • 1 cup toasted, chopped and roasted walnuts
  • Vegetable oil for preparing the baking form


  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare the baking loaf pan or Gugelhupf, wiping the inside with soft butter or vegetable. Drop ½ cup of Walnut on the bottom.
  • Sift the flour, add baking soda, baking powder and salt in medium bowl, set aside.
  • Combine eggs and vanilla extract and whisk in a small bowl.
  • In another bowl mix the butter and sugar with a hand/stand mixer until fluffy.
  • Gradually combine the egg mixture with the butter and yoghurt while mixing, then add the bananas. Remove the paddles.
  • Add the flour mixture, stir with spatula, then the walnuts.
  • Drop the dough into the prepared loaf baking pan or Gugelhupf and bake for about 55 minutes. Test with a toothpick.
  • Let cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes, separate the edges with a knife.
  • Turn upside onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Cover with powdered sugar (optional)


Let cool and cover with powdered sugar if you like. Wrap with cling wrap to keep fresh.

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1 slice
Banana Walnut Bead

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe. Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate I earn a small commission if you click through and make qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you.

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