Banana Bread

Recipe by happynana
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt, beating till smooth.
  • Add the mashed bananas, jam, honey and eggs, again beating until smooth.
  • Add the flour, then the walnuts, stirring just until smooth.
  • Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top.
  • Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Bake bread for 45 minutes.
  • Gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top, to prevent over-browning.
  • Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven; a long toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center should come out clean, with the most a few wet crumbs clinging to it. The tester shouldn't allow any sign of uncooked batter. If it does, bake the bread an additional 5 minutes, or until it tests done.
  • Allow the bread to cool 10 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove it from the pan, and cool it completely on a rack.