I was planning to bake this bread for a long time, finally I baked today. First time I had this bread in Starbucks, Monterey. I never thought I will be able to bake the same at home. Thanks to food network for the wonderful recipe.(FYI- There are plenty of banana bread recipes in Food network. This recipe is one of them.)
It is very simple to make (Prep time is just 30 mts . Baking time is 1 hr. )
1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature or 1/3 cup oil ( I use saffola or vegetable oil)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 ripe bananas
1/2 or 1/4 cup of roasted chopped walnuts( Optional)
Pre heat oven at 35o degrees F. Grease the 9*5*3 loaf pan with butter or oil.
Dry ingredients: Sift the flour, add salt and baking soda and mix it well. Keep it aside
Wet ingredients :
Mash bananas using fork.
Mix butter or oil and sugar using a mixer till it is light. With the mixture running on low speed add one egg at a time, add vanilla extract, and banana paste to the mixture and mix it well.
Now switch off the mixture add dry ingredients and mix well. Add nuts and fold it.
Pour this batter to loaf pan and bake for 1 hr or until the tooth pick/knife comes out clean when it is inserted in the center of the cake.
Cooling On rack:
Cool completely on a cooling rack . Serve it cutting thin slices... It tastes better next day..
Yummy delicious banana bread with walnuts is ready to be served...