chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread

chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread

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Seeing the bananas and not just tasting them is what this chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread’s all about. Since I knew I’d be traveling and couldn’t eat them nor wait for the nanners to ripen to the good ol’ mushy blackened stage, I decided to preserve their beauty in the bread~~as bite-size chunks.

It worked so well, not only do you get that banana flavor, but you also have the visual bites of the bananas! Now I can tell you without reservation that this bread keeps well, is moist and gets even tastier after days 2 and 3~~I traveled with two big slices wrapped in wax paper (love this almost as much as parchment paper), and ate days later~~still great as I finish off now while writing this post!
chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread
Makes: One large loaf
Preheat oven to 350
What you need:
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup buttermilk
2/3 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. cardamom
1 ½ cup walnuts, chopped
2  large or 3 medium sized (not too ripe) bananas, cut into about 1” pieces
chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread
What you do:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the white, sugar, brown sugar and butter and blend with a hand mixer about 90 seconds. Add the eggs, buttermilk, yogurt and vanilla and blend together well.

In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cardamom and blend. Pour half into the wet ingredients and blend well, then add the remainder and blend well.

Add the walnuts and blend in well. Add the banana pieces, fold in gently.

Grease a bread pan well. Pour batter in and bake in a preheated 350 oven about 60-75 minutes. After about 35-40 minutes, cover the top of the bread with a foil tent, so it won’t get too brown. Do the toothpick test to check for doneness. Remove to a cooling rack.
chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread
chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread
©alice d’antoni phillips


  1. I want you to know that I am trying to figure out how to make this in the Jimmy Rockford. I’m in love. Seriously.

  2. I would have to make 2 loaves of this mouth watering banana bread… One for now and one for later. Another winner xoxo

  3. Don’t you just hate when you develop a recipe and someone asks if they could substitute another ingredient? That being said can I substitute coconut oil for the butter!!!? lol!

    • Aviva, my luv! Hey, you can substitute motor oil if you want to!! J/K! I know everyone has their own palate preferences and that’s what my philosophy of food is…you ‘boho’ my recipe inspiration to your tastebuds…now please let me know how you like, darlin! xo ~ally

  4. That looks amazing, Ally! I don’t bake banana bread too often, so don’t have a go-to recipe, must try yours!

    • OH, Lin, my luv, this is a wonderful recipe, so I’m hoping after you try it, you’ll make it your go to! Always excited to see you in my kitchen xox ~ally

  5. Yum! Looking forward to making this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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