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Moist Banana Bread With Nutty Top Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This recipe will make a moist and light banana bread. Walnuts are scattered on the top and add a roasted crunchy texture to the bread.

Ingredients

Makes One 9x5 loaf.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces
2 large eggs
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped fresh walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F.

Line a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the paper with butter.

In a bowl stir together the flour,sugar,oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In another mixing bowl use a hand blender to mash up the bananas. Add the butter and blend in.

Add the eggs, lemon juice and vanilla to the banana mixture and use the hand blender to mix together.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and use the hand blender to mix together until well combined.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.

Place into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. This one took 60 minutes exactly to bake but check it at 50 minutes in case your oven is faster.

To check for doneness insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf. It will come out clean with your banana bread is ready.

Remove and place onto a cooling rack.

Use the parchment paper to lift the loaf out. This is extra yummy when served still warm.

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