Nov 152013
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Pompeian provided the Grapeseed Oil Spray that inspired my Banana Nut Bread Recipe.  All words and opinions are my own.

Banana Nut Muffins are something I’ve been making for a few years now.  During the holidays, though, I often switch over to making Banana Nut Bread.  I think it makes a great treat for Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings as it’s a different flavor than you’ll likely have during your holiday feasts.

Wrapped up and tied with a pretty ribbon, Banana Nut Bread also makes a nice gift to send home with family and friends that drop in during the holidays.  Each year I put together a food gift basket for some of our extended family – my husband’s aunts and uncles, my in-laws, some of our friends, etc. – and I usually include a couple of mini loaves for each recipient.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

My Banana Nut Bread recipe is a bit different than most.  I use the same topping on the bread that I do on my muffins.  It adds a nice contrast in texture and adds another level of flavor that my family enjoys.

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Banana Nut Bread with Brown Sugar Topping
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  • For the Bread:
  • 1.5 C flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ C chopped walnuts
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • ¼ C packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ C canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • For the Topping:
  • ⅓ C packed light brown sugar
  • 2 T flour
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 T butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Mix in chopped walnuts; set aside.
  5. In a second bowl, beat together mashed bananas, sugar, brown sugar, oil, egg, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Gently stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Using your fingers, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  7. Fill prepared bread loaf pan with batter. Sprinkle topping over the wet batter.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until a tester or knife comes out clean.

I loved using the new Pompeian 100% Grapeseed Oil Spray to grease my pans.  Unlike some other sprays, Pompeian Grapeseed Oil spray can contains no propellants because of the newly designed pouch system, which also protects the oil from damaging light.  The spray nozzle might be my favorite feature; it sprays in an even wave instead of every which way, letting you control the coverage and direction, and reducing the mess.

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

With it’s high smoke point, Pompeian 100% Grapeseed Oil is also a great choice for stir-frying and deep frying.  Print out this $1.00 off coupon and give it a try for your holiday baking and cooking.  And “like” Pompeian on Facebook for the latest promotions and news.

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What recipe would you use with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  13 Responses to “Banana Nut Bread Recipe”

  1. Oooohh….I bet that is really yummy with that topping on it. I think I would add some chocolate chips too. (I like chocolate in everything!)

  2. That looks so delicious! I have never baked with Grapeseed Oil before, I’ll have to try it!

  3. oh i love love love fresh baked banana bread!!

  4. I’m not sure what I’d make with it, that would depend on the flavor of it. I’ve never seen or tried grapeseed oil, and only just heard about it this week.

  5. I have some over ripe bananas now so I’ll have to give this a try.

  6. Welp, banana bread will now be made this week. :) That and pumpkin after seeing this post. And while I am getting the ingredients I am going to look for the grapeseed oil. I have never heard of this and I love the sound of it.

  7. I can’t wait to try this oil! I love that it has a high heat point. I am always worried that I am going to scorch oil.

    • That’s one of the things I loved, too, Tammilee! I worry, too, about scorching the oil or getting that yucky burn smell in the house when I’m frying.

  8. Yum!!! I’m hungry just reading this… I love any type of homemade baked bread, and banan nut is one of my VERY faves!

  9. I have been thinking of trying Pompeian Grapeseed Oil for a while now. I’m glad I read your post, because there is a lot of information I needed to know for baking purposes. I’m definitely printing the coupon and grabbing some this week.

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