A couple years a go, my first attempt to make Banana Cake turned out unsuccessful. It was still wet inside though enough baking time. Blog walking and saw Elsye´s Banana Bread , encouraged me to try it again. Ah..ya, I have some walnuts from Turkey given by Nur´s husband when they visited us last month and decided to use them in my banana bread. I think it would be more flavour and give additional nutrition to Banana Bread. I add some sultanas too. And my second trial, I did it!
Walnuts are also excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acid and have been shown as helpful in lowering cholesterol (source: Wikipedia).
In addition walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that support the immune system and appears to have several anti cancer properties (See more about health benefits of walnuts here ).
250 g all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda/Natron
pinch of salt
100 g unsalted butter, melted
100 g sugar
2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
150 g sultanas
75 g walnuts, chopped
directions: Place flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs and butter in a Food Processor, mix well. Stir in mashed banana then sultanas and walnuts. Pour into a prepared loaf tin. Bake in 180°C preheat oven for about 45 minutes and continue to bake again at 150°C for 15 minutes. Check with a skewer. When it comes out clean then the bread done.