Perfect Banana Walnut Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    23 x 13 x 7 cm loaf, about 16 slices
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

There are only two secrets to making perfect banana bread: Use very ripe bananas with spotted or darkened skin and measure the quantity of mashed banana. All too often, home bakers mash a couple of bananas and just throw the resulting quantity into a batter - and usually it’s either too much or too little. I like to add some chopped walnuts for texture; you could add raisins, dried currants, or even flaked sweetened coconut.