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Perfectly Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Make the most of overripe bananas with this easy recipe for Moist Walnut Banana Bread. Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavours in every bite!
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
1 hour
SERVES
12

About this recipe

Looking for a tasty and effortless way to use up your overripe bananas? Look no further than this recipe for Moist Walnut Banana Cake, infused with brown sugar for added moisture and flavour. This versatile recipe is perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert, and can even be transformed into muffins or cupcakes for a twist. Don’t forget to serve it with the out-of-this-world caramel sauce to top it off!

With a simple list of ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, this recipe is a breeze to prepare. Impress your family and friends with this freezer-friendly recipe that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Plus, check out our tips for freezing food and try other freezer-friendly recipes, such as 3 Cheese Sesame Muffins and Easy Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes.

From the first bite to the last, you’ll be enchanted by the buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture of this banana cake, with just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy any craving. The warm, comforting aroma and moist, flavourful crumb of this banana bread are true crowd-pleasers that will have everyone asking for seconds (and the recipe!).

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Moist Walnut Banana bread

Ingredients

Banana Bread

  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 ½ cups self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup walnut coarsely crushed
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup greek yogurt

Sweet Caramel Sauce

  • 2 under-ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoon (30 grams) unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons (60 grams) brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup thickened cream

Notes from Rouba

  • Moist Walnut Banana cake freezes well. My advice is to first slice it, wrap individual slices, and then freeze
  • If you don’t have overripe bananas, you can ripen them quickly by placing them in a paper bag with an apple or a ripe banana.
  • If you’re short on time, you can ripen bananas in the oven by placing them on a baking sheet and baking them at 150° for 15-20 minutes.
  • If you don’t have walnuts, you can substitute them with pecans or almonds.
  • To prevent the top and sides of the bread from getting too brown, remember to cover the bread with aluminum foil halfway through baking.
  • Don’t overmix the batter, as this can result in a tough, dense texture. Gently fold in the ingredients until just combined.

Method

Step 1.

Before getting started, preheat your oven to 170°C and generously grease an approximately 23x13 cm loaf pan with butter.

Once you've prepped your pan, it's time to move on to the batter. Using a handheld or stand mixer with a whisk attachment, begin by beating the butter and brown sugar together on high speed until they become smooth and creamy.

As you're mixing, you'll want to reduce the speed and gradually add eggs one at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition.

 

Step 2.

Next, gently fold in the mashed bananas, yogurt, and remaining ingredients until well combined, taking care not to overmix the batter. This will ensure the perfect texture for your delicious banana bread.

 

Step 3.

Pour the batter into a greased and prepared loaf pan. Bake the banana bread in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour, but be sure to loosely cover it with aluminum foil halfway through to prevent over-browning.

Once baked, use a toothpick to check for doneness by inserting it into the center. If it comes out clean, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Step 4.

Now for the topping and caramel sauce. Peel and slice the bananas diagonally into 1 cm thick pieces. In a frying pan over medium heat, melt half of the butter. Once the pan is hot, add the bananas and cook until golden. Remove from heat.

Next, add the remaining butter and sugar to the same pan. Once the sugar dissolves and they are well combined, pour in the cream and give it a quick stir until it's well combined. Remove from heat.

To serve, slice the banana bread into desired portions, and top with the delicious caramel sauce and golden banana slices. Add a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent touch.

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