Man do I love banana bread. My neighbor at least 2 times a year gives us a small loaf and it is to die for and ever since he started I’ve become obsessed. Every time I see him I always ask if it’s coming soon because our family loves it. Well I decided it was time to get off the sidelines and get in the game so I made this Banana Walnut Bread with Honey Butter. It’s just so good and I think could definitely rival my neighbors, but I’ll give it to him for the inspiration to make this.
Banana bread is just so easy to use and to be honest we seem to always have bananas lying around that are on their last leg so I should be making this more often than not. I used the Bob’s Red Mill® Organic All-Purpose Flour which is perfect for breads, cookies, muffins, you name it. Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour is unbleached, unbromated white flour milled from certified organic, U.S.—grown wheat. It is not enriched with any additives.
I also topped the bread off with a little mixture of brown sugar and walnuts for that kind of caramelized nut taste and man was it a game changer..
BUT!! The ultimate icing on the cake is the honey butter. I mean it’s crazy how something that is just so simple can be so good and enhance flavors like it does.
I may just be using this honey butter on a lot of other goodies! Big picture below for pinning!
Banana Walnut Bread with Honey Butter
For the Butter:
- 4 ounces of unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon oh honey
- salt to taste
For the Bread:
- ½ cup of unsalted butter
- ½ cup of vegetable oil
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
- 2 cups of mashed ripe bananas
- 1 ½ cups of Bob’s Red Mill® Organic All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup of chopped walnuts + 2 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoons of light brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- For the butter: In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, honey and salt until light and fluffy. Keep cool.
- For the bread: In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, oil and sugar.
- Once it is light and fluffy add the eggs 1 at a time until combined and then slowly beat in the vanilla and mashed bananas until combined.
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined and slowly beat it into the creamed butter mixture.
- Once combined fold in the walnuts and distribute it between 2 floured and greased loaf pans.
- Mix together in a small bowl the extra walnuts and brown sugar and sprinkle on top of the bread.
- Bake the bread at 350° for 45 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and top and firm in the center.