This easy walnut banana bread recipe is the perfect quick bread recipe to add to your repertoire! Chock full of flavor from those overripe bananas going to waste on your counter, a touch of ground cinnamon, and lovely toasted walnuts – it’s a delicious snack that’s ready in no time!
Everyone needs that one recipe. That recipe they can fall back on when the craving strikes. That recipe they can whip up in practically no time at all. A recipe that’s easy and fool-proof and doesn’t require fancy equipment, special steps, or intensive amounts of work. This banana bread recipe is that recipe!
It’s so good!
So perfectly dense and perfectly sweet!
Studded with walnuts and lightly scented with cinnamon.
Growing up, my mom used to give out pans of her famous double fudge brownies to the neighbors when they shoveled our walk. After a huge storm, they’d come to our door, frozen runny noses and all, take the pan in gloved hands, and walk home across the newly clear path. God bless those boys. They saved my mom, sisters, and I countless hours of shoveling and sore backs.
In college, I carried on my own version of this, giving my across the hall neighbors different baked goods or making Sunday Suppers for us. I’d often hear a furtive knock on my door followed by a sly “What did you make now?” when I had something cooling on the counter, the scent inevitably drifting into the hall.
I’ve been very fortunate in my (albeit, short) life to have very pleasant neighboring experiences.
My current neighbors are no exception. They’re friendly and helpful and generous. Helping me when I moved in, keeping an eye on the place when I’m out of town, sharing the bounty from their garden with me over the summer.
They gave me so much zucchini over the warmer months that I couldn’t possibly use it all. Because I hate waste, I knew the easiest answer was to grate it and freeze it, envisioning the zucchini bread I’d have when the weather turned and I wanted a taste of summer. This craving is also what keeps me up to my eyeballs in frozen bananas year-round.