First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Place a wire rack in the center of the oven.
Prepare a loaf pan. Spray the bottom and sides of the loaf pan with a non-stick vegetable spray or brush with melted butter. Line the bottom of the loaf pan with a baking sheet or parchment paper.
Butter (1/2 cup)
in a pan and set aside to cool.
Large Eggs (2)
in a bowl and lightly beat with a fork.
. Place in a medium-size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Add in beaten eggs, melted butter, and
Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
. Mix well and set aside.
Prepare the dry ingredients. Toast
Walnuts (1 cup)
over low heat till fragrant. Set aside to cool and coarsely chopped them.
In a large mixing bowl, add the
All-Purpose Flour (1 3/4 cups)
Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup)
Salt (1/4 tsp)
Baking Powder (1 tsp)
Baking Soda (1/4 tsp)
Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
. Whisk together till well combined.
Stir in the chopped walnuts and mix well.
When done preparing the dry and wet ingredients, pour the wet banana mixture into the dry flour mixture. Using a spatula, gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
Transfer the banana batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smoothen the top of the batter with the spatula or the back of a spoon. Tap to remove air in the batter.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove the loaf pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
Turn the bread out from the pan and remove the baking sheet at the bottom. Cut into thick pieces and serve warm or at room temperature. Best enjoyed as is or with a spread of butter over a cup of hot brewed tea.