Playing with flour_ banana walnut cake

Halloween has arrived! The weather is calm and for that, I am very grateful. Can you use frozen bananas for banana bread I’m off to start a busy day but I leave you with this…have a fun day!

This cake is pretty much a no-brainer. How many calories in a slice of banana bread By that, I mean if you like baked goods with bananas and the flavors of toasted walnuts and a hint of spice, there’s a very good chance you’ll like this.


Calories in a slice of banana bread It’s a great everyday kind of cake to make with that extra ripe banana you may have around the house.

The texture of this banana cake is lighter than typical banana bread but maybe slightly firmer than a muffin. Banana bread no eggs It has a hint of cinnamon and cloves, along with dark brown sugar to create a nice warm mix of flavors that go really well with some toasted nuts. Banana bread without eggs Tasting this cake and the way the flavor of the toasted walnuts pop, I’m reminded of the magic of toasting nuts. Banana bread recipe no baking soda I can’t believe I ever used raw nuts for baking in the past because the extra flavor you get from toasting them is amazing and well worth the effort.

I improvised by making a quick and easy buttermilk substitute for this cake. Banana bread oil I don’t know why I’ve never done this until now since I’ve made homemade creme fraiche in the past. Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe The recipe called for just 1/4 cup of buttermilk and I was very proud of myself for not going out specifically to buy a new carton (though I can find plenty of good uses for it these days with recipes like this one …which probably explains why I always have or want to buy buttermilk ). Banana bread with oil instead of butter In this case though, I simply stirred a little lemon juice into whole milk for a quick buttermilk substitute. Banana bread recipe using oil I’ve read about this many times and everyone says it works perfectly well for baking. Easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe As far as I can tell, it certainly did the trick!

This recipe comes from Martha Stewart’s Cakes book; I’ve simply adapted it to use walnuts instead of pecans and made a smaller version. Easy banana bread recipe with oil I know there’s been plenty of discussion about Martha in the past weeks and not getting into all that, I did notice one interesting thread among others’ comments. Banana bread recipe no eggs Many said they’ve had bad experiences with her recipes, which surprised me. Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe ever I can only speak from my own personal experience – which I’m the first to admit is far from vast – but I’ve almost always had success with Martha’s recipes and many of them, particularly on the dessert end, are among my family’s favorites. Best chocolate chip banana bread And for me, I’ll just continue to focus on the food and experimenting to find good eats for my family! : )

Adapted from “Banana Pecan Cake” recipe in Martha Stewart’s Cakes

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan

* If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can make a quick substitute like I did. Banana bread In a measuring cup, I added nearly 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, then added enough whole milk to make 1/4 cup. Banana bread recipe with brown sugar Stir mixture together and let sit for a few minutes before using.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Banana bread recipe without eggs Butter a 6 x 2 inch round cake pan. Banana bread recipe with honey Line the bottom with a round of parchment paper and butter the parchment. Receta de banana bread Dust with flour, tapping out excess. Banana bread for toddlers (Alternatively, use baking spray to grease the cake pan, including the parchment round).

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves together into a bowl. Banana bread recipe uk In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the mashed banana, buttermilk, and vanilla.

Beat butter and brown sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes, until pale and fluffy. Better homes banana bread Beat in the egg. Banana bread with cream cheese filling Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the banana mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Banana bread recipe brown sugar Beat until just combined. 5 ingredient banana bread Stir in the walnuts using a rubber spatula.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, smoothing out the top. Company’s coming banana bread Bake until cake is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Banana bread with walnuts Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Banana bread with yogurt Run a knife around the sides of the pan, turn the cake out, remove the parchment, and let cake cool completely on the wire rack. Banana bread with oil Dust the cooled cake with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Monica, I love all these wonderful and pretty cakes that come out of your kitchen that feature a variety of nuts:) I adore toasted nuts and love that you used walnuts paired with banana – they go together beautifully! The cake sounds so good with the wonderful fall spices and I would love to have a big slice of this for breakfast right now! I’m so glad to hear the weather is calm where you are this year and hope you and your son get to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween! Reply Delete

This looks AMAZING. One banana bread I would like some some right now, please. Banana bread with one banana (Please deliver immediately.)

I’ve had some major fails with Martha’s recipes – more than from any other source – however, it’s almost always with the recipes from her website, not those in her books. How long to cook banana bread muffins So, I’m going to blame her website minions, because I LOVE MARTHA. Banana bread recipe without baking powder And one day, I hope to live at her house. Wells banana bread beer where to buy Reply Delete

I love baking with nuts – and you’re so right – toasting them is absolutely worth the extra effort! This cake sounds wonderful – and seems like the kind that is totally acceptable to eat for breakfast with a cup of coffee! Have a great Halloween! Reply Delete

I used to just toss un-toasted walnuts in to cookies and muffins so little did I know until I started this blog and thought maybe I should get a little more serious. Banana bread recipe without brown sugar If there’s one cake to eat for breakfast, I think this definitely qualifies! It’s not even as sweet as most banana muffins. Banana bread with cake mix Delete

I love your description of the texture to this cake! Makes me want a piece right now. Banana bread recipe alton brown 🙂 This looks delicious. Better homes and gardens banana bread Banana anything is a classic popular treat in my home so I definitely have to try this. Betty crocker banana nut bread 🙂

This looks amazing, Monica! I wish that my brother hadn’t eaten the last overripe banana around, because I would have loved to bake this today. Banana bread recipe bread machine It’s so cold here that I’m totally in the mood for some afternoon baking, warm tea and cake!

Hi Ashley – I think I still have some “fear” of “over” ripe bananas so I’m eager to use them up. Banana bread with walnuts recipe I try to remember that “rotting” is pretty much what I’m aiming for. Recipe for banana bread with walnuts : ) I always have bananas since I love hearty food, even when it comes to fruit! Hope you try it. Frosting for banana bread Delete

Happy Halloween, Monica! My roommate keeps leaving her bananas out until they turn black, so I chuck them in the freezer and add them to my future banana bread stocks. Banana bread for diabetics Your recipe has reminded me of their existence, and I’m so excited to use them 🙂 Reply Delete

I always like walnuts in banana cake , I remember when I was not gluten free I used to buy these banana nut muffins from a popular muffins store and they were so delicious. Bananas and breastfeeding Your cake looks fantastic, I wish if I could have it for breakfast tomorrow. Banana bread bread pudding Reply Delete

I’m should start freezing over-ripe bananas, Joanne. Banana bread recipe with walnuts Never did it but now that I think about it, I really should since I can never time everything just right. Cream cheese frosting for banana bread Good thing there are plenty of great recipes for banana bread, cookies, muffins, cakes, and smoothies around! Delete

I’ve always enjoyed bananas on their own but believe it or not, I didn’t have a big sweet tooth (except for chocolate) until a few years ago…it was my husband who had/has the sweet tooth and loved all baked things banana. Glaze for banana bread Once I discovered the magic though, there was no going back! : ) Delete

A beautiful cake. Banana bread recipe with nuts Monica, I know this would have been crazy yummy, love both element to the cake. Banana bread topping ideas I can’t wait to whip this up. Banana bread topping You my dear are a great baker. Banana bread recipe bread maker Reply Delete

yay for your new Martha Stewart Cakes book! I know i’ve contributed to that big discussion about martha, but you know that i’ve had successes right alongside the failures, and i like to keep an open mind. Banana foster bread I’m keeping an eye on you and this book, because it may make my cookbooks list. Topping for banana bread 🙂 i love this little cake, and i like your choice of nuts: pecans, good…walnuts, BETTER! i’m totally in favor of the banana/walnut combo. Banana bread without baking powder Reply Delete

It’s always interesting to hear another person’s experience and perspective. How to make vegan banana bread I’ve definitely expanded my pool of recipe sources in recent years but to this day, whenever I want to make or eat something, need a recipe, Martha is still one of my first stops. Banana bread using cake mix I like to buy her books because they’re almost like reference books for me. Banana bread using applesauce : ) Delete

Thank you for visiting my blog, where I journal some of the results of my sweet (and sometimes savory) creations in the kitchen! It’s all about having fun, learning from others, and enjoying the fruits of your labor with those you care about.

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