Banana Nut Bread
Saturday 8 March 2008, 5:18 AM
Filed under: bread, fruit

This is from Martha Stewart’s website. Yields one 9″x5″ inch loaf.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter/sugar mixture.
  5. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
  6. Stir in nuts.
  7. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.


  • I mashed up three, very ripe bananas and that yielded way more than a cup.
  • I had no sour cream, so I used nonfat vanilla yogurt.
  • I used pecans.

After Thoughts

I usually use the banana bread recipe from Joy of Baking (it’s very good), but I decided to try something a little different just for the heck of it. There’s NO CINNAMON in this recipe and it breaks my heart, but the bread is quite good, especially the crust. It’s sweet and very moist. The extra amounts of banana make the bread a little mushy, but it tastes so good warm. Good job, Martha.


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Looks delicious :)
I would suggest half brown sugar, half white. I find the brown gives it a deeper sweetness. And then imagine if there were cinnamon AND melty chocolate chunks in it as well.

Comment by Irene

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