Classic Banana Bread with Walnuts

written by Dajana 28. September 2018

It took us numerous tries and uncountable ripe bananas to find the ideal recipe for a classic banana bread with walnuts. Thanks to some hints and insights from an Australian friend, we are now more than happy to announce that we finally did it! Let me introduce you to this delicious banana bread with walnuts!

With the right recipe and some tricks, the perfect banana bread is actually pretty simple to prepare, tender and tasty without being overly sweet which makes it the perfect cake to have with a cup of coffee or tea. Special thanks to my Australian-Italian friend Francesca who was happy to share her mom’s recipe with me, I finally found the right foundation for my all-time-favorite cake. This recipe comes with less butter and sugar compared to other recipes, and there is one simple trick: a teaspoon of vinegar. Basically, you will just need to put all ingredients together in a bowl, stir until smooth and bake the cake for an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For this banana bread you can use two very ripe bananas and add a handful of walnuts. Feel free though to add some chocolate chips, fresh berries or poppy seeds and fresh lemon zest. With this basic recipe there are no limits anymore to your banana bread creativity!

Banana Bread with Walnuts

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Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas (ripe ones)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Turn oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 22cm x 12cm loaf tin. Mix butter and sugar until smooth, add the eggs. Beat it all well. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas using a fork. Stir them into the bowl. Take a handful of walnuts, cut or break them into smaller pieces and add them to the bowl. Mix the milk and vinegar in a cup. Sift the flour and baking soda. Add everything slowly to the bowl, add the milk and vinegar, too. Stir everything until smooth, then spread evenly in the tin. Bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the banana bread to cool in the baking tray. Then cut 1,5cm thick slices and enjoy it for breakfast or with your afternoon tea and coffee.  


Classic Banana Bread

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