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Baked goods are always comforting, but none more than a homemade loaf of banana walnut bread. Light, moist and delicious with an added crunch, this sweet treat will win the hearts of everyone – and it’s so simple to put together, it’ll make a great gift!


  • 125 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • ¾ cup self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease two 8 cm x 26 cm bar pans, line bases with paper; grease paper.


Cream butter, essence and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time; beat until combined. Stir in half the banana with half the sifted dry ingredients and half the walnuts, then stir in remaining banana, dry ingredients and walnuts; stir until combined.


Spread mixture evenly into prepared pans. Bake for about 45 mins. Stand 5 mins before turning on to wire rack to cool. Serve buttered.

We used 3 bananas for this recipe. Keeping time: 2 days.


Photo: bauersyndication.com.au / Additional reporting: Cherrie Lim

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