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.
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease a loaf pan with Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray.
- In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Mix in chopped walnuts; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fill prepared bread loaf pan with batter. Sprinkle topping over the wet batter.
- 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.
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