March 13, 2013

Banana Walnut Bread...香蕉,核桃蛋糕

This is a good pick from Joyce to bake in this round Bake Along #40. It is a Banana Nut Bread. My eldest love banana bread or cake i assumed he will love this too. But i am wrong he doesn't like it :O Not the bread is not nice, it is the cinnamon that he doesn't like. For the rest of us, we like it.
You will see my youngest telling you he love this bread/cake in the last picture.
这次Bake Along #40是Joyce的选择. 她选了烤香蕉果仁蛋糕. 这蛋糕是扎实的,但是, 是松, 柔软又不干. 好吃!!

I like this banana bread, although it is a bit dense but it is soft, moist and i love the smell of this bread.
里面的果仁, 香气实足, 口感又好..我的小宝贝超爱呢!!
I am a little confused whether to call this a bread or a cake?? But the name of this is Banana Nut Bread so be it a bread...:D Again it taste more like a cake to me:p

I like the look of this long and slim loaf. Don't you think this look nice?

I am sharing this post to Bake Along #40 host by Lena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids, and Joyce from Kitchen Flavours. Please do hop along to the rest of the Bake Along friends to view their yummylicious Banana Nut Bread.


Banana Nut Bread

(adapted from "The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book")

Makes one 9 by 5-inch loaf (i bake mine into 1 long loaf tray 23.5 cm  x 7.5 cm

small loaf tray 16.5 cm x 7 cm)

6 tbsp (90gm) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup (250gm) sugar (I use 150gm brown sugar)

2 or 3 very ripe bananas, coarsely mashed (about 1-1/2 cups / 280gm)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk (I use a mixture of evaporated milk and a 1/4 lemon juice)
2 cups (315gm) all-purpose flour (I use 250gm)
1 tsp baking soda (I use 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp baking powder (i used 1 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp ground nutmeg (i used 1/4 cinnamon powder)
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup (90gm) coarsely chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts (I use chopped walnuts)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease and lightly flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. (i lined my loaf pan with parchment paper)
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the bananas and eggs (and vanilla extract, if using) and beat until smooth. Add the buttermilk and beat just until combined.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and nuts. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat just until combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. It should be no more than two-thirds full. Bake until the top is dark golden brown and dry to the touch and the edges pull away from the pan sides, about 55-60 minutes. (i baked mine for 50 minutes) A cake tester inserted into the center should come out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack and let cool completely. Cut into thick slices to serve. my youngest ask for a sample of my banana nut bread..:D
Youngest: what cake is this mummy?
Mum: It's a banana walnut bread.
Youngest: OH! there is a fork here (He starts to pick up the fork and dig a little piece out)
               Mummy, I'll help to taste see good or not...:S
               Emmmm....It's good!! Somemore please........
My youngest enjoy this Banana Nut Bread very much and i hope you will too:D


  1. Hi Mui! Really respect you all for the energy and effort to take part in some many events at the same time!

    Sedap banana nut bread!

    1. Ha ha ha... Alvin said the same to me too :p

    2. Alvin,
      This is betul-betul sedaplicious !

      Heehee! I saw that in your blog too: D

  2. Mui, you are very good in taking part all the event on time! Good Job! Not like me, i skip the challenge most of the time.

    Your banana nut bread loaf is very long... yummy right?

  3. I loves this banana nut bread too.....taste so yummy and delicious!

  4. Hi Doreen,
    Your loaf looks good! I'm glad that you have enjoyed the bread.
    Thank you for baking along with us!
    I have linked your post in the linky, but for the blog-hop to appear in at the bottom of your post, you would have to do the link yourself. Let me know if you have any problem.
    Have a nice day!

  5. Hi Doreen,

    Glad that you made and like this "cake"... We think that this cake is dense too but great to energise my runs. Believe or not. I have baked these and eat them everyday as I was pacing myself toward my running day.


  6. Your banana bread looks great!

  7. WOW Doreen! This banana cake looks soft and yummy! Please share with me!!

  8. 香蕉蛋糕,我们全家都很爱呢,尤其是松软的,好好吃哦!

  9. Doreen , the third photo is a beaut ! Yummy as well :D Will use your buttermilk sub the next time I'll need some of it .....

  10. Mui Mui, I really can't resist baking this banana cake after seeing many bloggers post. Nice and yummy cake!!!!

  11. Lovely dense & moist banana cake. I always replace yogurt with buttermilk as i don't really know what to do with the rest of the 1 liter buttermilk after baking a cake. I like your idea using evaporated milk & lemon juice; Will try that next time!

  12. I like your cake baked in that long pan, and the texture looks good too!

  13. mui mui, I know I will love this banana bread!

  14. haha..your son is so help you to taste! so i think he's the tester for all your food :) glad to know that you and your family liked the cake, happy baking!

  15. Wonderful bake & I could almost smell the banana bread from here! Have a wonderful week! xoxo

  16. this is a healthy cake or bread? i also confuse , hehehe...

  17. your little one is so cute! and i think it's a cake? hehe i'm always confused by all these loaf cakes/breads.

  18. Hi Mui Mui, wow... this banana bread really hor chaik. I like the long loaf, wish I can have half of it. LOL If got coffee to go with this... BEST!

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.


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