Banana Walnut Bread
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups All - Purpose Flour
  • 1 + ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1+ ½ cups of mashed bananas (about 2 to 3 large over ripe bananas)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 overly ripe banana for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 9 x 5inch loaf pan or line loaf pan with parchment paper. Set side.
  2. Evenly spread walnuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer and place in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes to roast. Remove from oven and let cool. Once they can be handles comfortably, roughly chop. Set aside.
  3. While walnuts are cooling, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add walnuts and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine mashed bananas, sour cream, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a sturdy rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir to combine.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and lightly combine, folding the wet into the dry. Continue to mix until everything is just combined. The batter will be thick and chunky. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. If you have an extra overly ripe banana leftover. Peel the banana and slice it lengthwise, careful not to break it. Lay each half, cut side up, on top of the batter so that they resemble the ying and yang symbol. Place loaf pan in preheated oven and let bake for 55 to 65 minutes until golden brown and tester comes out clean with few crumbs attached.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool 5 to 10 minutes before removing from pan and transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Serve at room temperature plain. Or warm with salted butter. Or slathered with anything from apple butter to peanut butter. At this point it is choose your own adventure!
  9. Store in an airtight container or wrap well in plastic wrap or tinfoil. Will keep for 2 to 3 days, however I doubt it will last that long. To freeze bread, wrap bread tightly in plastic wrap and then place bread in a plastic freezer bag and remove as much air as possible. Will keep in freezer for several months.
Recipe by Fork Vs Spoon at http://forkvsspoon.com/banana-walnut-bread/