Banana Nut Bread Recipe

This Banana Nut Bread Recipe is going to change your life. A very moist and delicious banana bread recipe with walnuts. With step-by-step photo instructions, it’s a foolproof recipe. The buttermilk gives it moistness and the bread doesn’t taste dry.

Banana nut bread loaf cut into slices with wanuts and bananas next to the bread.

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How to make the BEST Banana Nut Bread Recipe-

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar.
  • Mash bananas. TIP: I don’t mash them to a puree because we like little chunks of banana here and there. Mash bananas to desired personal consistency.
  • TIP: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute buttermilk by combining 1/4 cup sour cream with 1 tsp vinegar.

Step by step instructions on preparing the banana nut bread recipe.


Banana bread-

How often do you have bananas that are going bad? This is why I love making banana bread. It takes care of those bananas. You then add a few other ingredients that you most likely already have in on hand and you have yourself a beautiful banana bread loaf.

Adding nuts-

Add walnuts or pecans to the bread if desired. Leave them out if nuts aren’t for you.

Adding dried fruit-

Add raisins, craisins, cherries or any other dried fruit to the bread if your family will enjoy the added flavors.

Banana nut bread loaf with walnuts and bananas. Chocolate drizzle and powdered sugar on top of the bread.

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Banana Nut Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Moist banana bread with walnuts, dried fruits, and chocolate chips. 

Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped chocolate, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a small bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, on medium speed, beat sugar and eggs about 2 minutes.
  5. With a fork mash the bananas. Add bananas, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla to sugar/egg bowl. Give it a quick mix.
  6. Add flour mixture and mix.
  7. Chop walnuts (they can be toasted on a dry pan for extra crunchiness if desired). Chop dried fruit. Add the dried fruit and walnuts to the rest of the ingredients and mix with a spatula or spoon.
  8. Pour mixture into loaf pan.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. Turn heat down to 325°F and bake another 25-30 minutes.
  10. Remove bread from the oven. Cool about 10 minutes and remove from loaf pan. Let the loaf cool completely.
  11. Melt chocolate. Add chocolate to Ziploc bag. Once bread loaf completely cools dust top of loaf with powdered sugar. Snip off a small corner of the Ziploc bag and decorate bread loaf. Adding chocolate gives it a beautiful look and adds a wonderful chocolatey taste and doesn’t that just sound wonderful?.
  12. Bon Appetit.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Nut Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 308mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 36g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Show 6 Comments
  • Tatyana M 09/03/2015, 9:52 pm

    Hi Valya
    I made this recipe like 3 times in one week. My 6 kids love this banana bread. Recipe is a keeper. Thank you so much for your Blog. God Bless You n ur beutiful family. Tanya M.

    • admin 09/04/2015, 12:34 am

      Tatyana, Good job mamma!!.:) Finding something kiddos like can be a challenge. We are oh so happy your family enjoyed this bread. 6 kiddos?, what a blessing. 🙂 Thank you for the feedback.

  • Ivanka 02/24/2015, 12:16 am

    Valya thank you for sharing my recipe!!;) I tweak it almost everytime I bake it as well… lately I’ve been experimenting with coconut oil and wheat germ. I don’t feel as guilty eating it;) Keep up the good work! Love trying new recipes!!!

    • admin 02/24/2015, 3:26 pm

      Ivanka, Mmm. What a good idea with coconut oil, you’re so smart.. Thank you for sharing the recipe with me..

  • Julie 02/15/2015, 12:05 am

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.. Made it twice already.. Too bad I can’t share my pics. But the results I’ve got were amazing!
    It all started with too much ripe bananas…

    • admin 02/15/2015, 6:41 pm

      Thank you soo much. I truly appreciate it!. So glad there is a way to use up those ripe bananas. I Hate throwing food away, there are soo many starving people in the world that would love that banana that just went bad:/.. You need to get an Instagram account. 🙂 We would all LOVE to see your creations;). {I love this recipe cause it’s so easy, our oldest son makes it all the time!!:o)…}

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