Make a loaf of flavorful & moist banana nut bread with those ripe bananas in the pantry. Filled with mashed bananas, walnuts, and a hint of cinnamon, this banana bread makes the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease and flour the bottom and sides) and set aside.
In a large bowl, add your bananas and mash with a fork or potato masher. Then, add granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk (or sift) together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined (do not overmix, this can cause your bread to turn out tough). Fold in chopped nuts.
Pour batter into loaf pan. Cover loaf pan lightly with foil (remove foil halfway through baking. This ensures that the top of your bread doesn't burn.) Bake for about 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Banana nut bread freezes well and can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap in wax paper and foil, and store in a freezer bag for best results.
For best results, do not substitute any ingredients. Baking is an exact science, and each ingredient serves a purpose.