Monday, January 2, 2006


If you like hyper moist, super soft and elastic types of bread/cakes, then this “BANANA AND WALNUT BREAD” is for you!

Apart from it’s unique texture, this bread is also very aromatic, spicy and particularly savory. I enjoy this tangy bread in the afternoon with a tight cup of coffee or a perfumed cup of tea.

This recipe was taken from a special issue of the French magazine “Cuisine Actuelle” (February-March 2003). As usual, I changed a few details and adapted it freely…


3 Ripe bananas, mashed
150g Castor sugar (or Light brown sugar)
250g Plain white flour
60g Unsalted butter, melted
1 Egg (~50g), beaten
200ml Milk
2 Tsp Baking powder
2 Tsp Ginger powder (or 1 Tbs Fresh ginger, grated)
60g Walnuts, coarsly chopped
1/2 Tsp Salt

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
2. In a bowl, mix together sifted flour, baking powder, ground ginger, salt and walnuts.
3. In another bowl, beat the egg together with the melted butter, sugar, milk and mashed bananas until the mixture is homogenous.
4. Make a well with the flour mixture and pour in the banana mixture. Mix well until the batter is smooth and quite fluid.
5. Pour the cake batter in a pan/tin and bake for about 1 hour in the middle of the oven.

Don’t beat the cake batter for too long, otherwise the bread will lose of it’s lightness. Just mix gently.

Serving suggestions:
Cut the bread in slices and serve them buttered.
This “Banana Walnut Bread” is the ideal treat with a fine cup of coffee or a tea.

(Banana And Walnut Cake -Pic by Rosa
(Walnuts -Pic by


  1. Rosa, I can't imagine that ginger meets banana. Which flavor ? Maybe very fantastic one.

  2. Hi Chocopie,
    Banana and ginger go very well together. The flavor is fantastic and delicate; very perfumed, slightly peppery, and sweet...

  3. I love the combination of banana and walnuts. I like the other ingredients you have here, too. I will try this recipe. Thanks!


  4. Paz,
    Thanks for your interest in my recipes!

  5. mmm,il doit être génial ce gâteau!
    Tu as que des belles recettes, pleins de muffins, que j'adoooore!
    (dommage la langue..)

  6. LORY: Merci pour ton gentil commentaire :-D! Oui, effectivement, ce gâteau est délicieux...

  7. awake at 3.30 in the morning, i wanted to do something nice with the three slightly brown bananas i had left.
    thanks to you, my family will have banana bread for breakfast!!!

  8. ANONYMOUS: Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment! I'm ever so happy to hear that you liked that bread...

  9. I love spiced banana bread, especially with walnuts or pecans.

    You should checkout my banana bread blog for some more great recipes!

    Laura :)