Wednesday, June 15, 2011
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup mashed ripe bananas (approx 2 bananas)
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and walnuts, set aside. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time until completely blended. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix until well combined.
To make the walnut topping, mix together the finely chopped walnuts, sugar and cinnamon. in a small bowl.
Pour the dough into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the walnut topping across the top of the dough and lightly press it into the dough with your fingers. Bake the bread for 60 minutes or until set and tester comes out clean.