A Classic Banana Bread Recipe for Mother’s Day
This Mother's Day, pamper the special ladies in your life with the most decadent Banana Bread treat. Made with crunchy walnuts and a touch of cinnamon, this quick-bread comes together in under an hour, and is guaranteed to be the highlight at your family brunch.
What You'll Need:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 3 medium-sized bananas, mashed
- 1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
- 1, 6 oz. container of full-fat yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 10x4 or a 9x5 loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, melted (and cooled) butter, yogurt, and the egg.
Step 3: Mix the banana mixture into the dry-ingredient bowl until well incorporated.
Step 4: Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Step 5: Pour the batter into your pre-greased loaf pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 6: Once the pan has cooled slightly, remove the loaf and transfer to a rack until it cools completely.
Tip: If you're a chocolate lover, swap out half a cup of walnuts for mini dark chocolate chips.
All photography by Karen Biton-Cohen