National Banana Bread Day

I like bread in general and Banana Bread in particular. Especially warm. Especially homemade. So here is a recipe that allows you to celebrate. It is a great recipe, I can promise you.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 3 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Grease and flour only the bottom of a 9-inch loaf pan. If using a non-stick loaf pan, grease and flour sides as well.

Adjust oven rack to lower/middle position and heat to 350 degrees. Combine first five ingredients together in large bowl; set aside.

Mix mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla with wooden spoon in a medium bowl. Lightly fold banana mixture into dry ingredients with rubber spatula until just combined and batter looks thick and chunky. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan; bake until loaf is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack. Serve warm if at all possible!


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