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    Banana Bread with Walnuts for Thanksgiving

    Banana Walnut Bread

    Overall Score: 15/15

    I made this treat for Thanksgiving this year and it was scrumptious. Best part was that compared to other banana bread recipes, it was the most simple and required the least ingredients. Lucky for me this year (I used to make banana bread but with recipes that did require random ingredients that I was only going to use a few tablespoons of and do not regularly cook with.. like sour cream? I’m asian. We don’t use sour cream.), I found this recipe on Epicurious and the bread turned out moist (eek does anyone else cringe at that word but don’t know how to replace it?), mildly sweet, and if anything else, it made the house smell SO GOOD.

    Recipe: Aunt Holly’s Banana Bread (Thanks Aunt Holly, whoever you are!)

    The only modification I made to the recipe was use 1/2 a cup of sugar instead of 1 and added in walnuts that my mom’s friend gave us (why did she give us a bag of walnuts? I don’t know).

    *Cooking Tip: Read reviews others post to see if there is a trend of substituting or modifying the recipe. Lots of people used apple sauce instead of butter but I didn’t have apple sauce. Also I love butter. And it was Thanksgiving. Butter. #yolo


    • 3 to 4 ripe bananas (used 3)
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup of chopped walnuts


    Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash the bananas in a bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon (unless you’re like me and is pretty bad at mixing with a spoon, use a hand mixer on low setting)Bake in a buttered loaf pan (I just sprayed the loaf pan with Pam) until a toothpick stuck into the bread comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Slice and serve. EASY PEASY. banana-bread-squeezy.

    Ease: 5/5
    Time: 5/5
    Taste: 5/5
    Total: 15/15

    Hope your Thanksgiving went well last week! xoxo #IronChefChen

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