Banana Walnut Bread

Hello everyone! I know I have been kinda missing lately and apologies for that. For some reason, December was a busy month but on thinking back, I am not so sure what I was busy with…. ha…. ha.

Anyway, I am kicking this month off with one of my all time favourites – Banana Walnut Bread. I did a couple of trials on this recipe and this really came out well. I love walnuts and I think walnuts go very well with banana bread.
I’ve also done a gluten free version of the Banana Walnut Bread and that too turned out great! So stay tuned for that recipe.


  • All-purpose flour – 225 g
  • Brown sugar – 120 g
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Oil – 1/2 cup (I used canola oil)
  • Sour cream – 1/2 cup, room temperature
  • Egg – 2, room temperature
  • Banana – 4 small ripe ones, mashed
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Walnuts – 1 cup, coarsely chopped (keep some aside for garnishing)


  • Preheat over to 180 degrees C and butter and line a standard loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, mash the bananas using a fork and keep that aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and ground cinnamon (if using) together and keep that aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the eggs, sour cream, oil and vanilla essence.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well until combined.
  • Next add the mashed banana and fold in 3/4 of the chopped walnuts.
  • Transfer the batter into the loaf pan and smoothen the top and sprinkle the remaining walnuts on top of the batter.
  • Loosely cover the pan with aluminium foil and bake for 60 mins. Covering the loaf pan with aluminium foil is to avoid the crack on top of the banana bread.
  • Remove the foil after 45 mins.
  • Test using a toothpick inserted in the centre of the bread and it should come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool in the loaf pan for about 15 mins then turn over on to a wire rack and let it cool completely.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see your pics on Instagram and do tag @bakezbyshobz and hashtag it #bakezbyshobz

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