26 July 2013

Banana Walnut Bread: Cook like Curtis Stone

Don't be surprise, we are able to buy banana even during the cold winter! of course it comes with a price which is much more than what we paid in Singapore. Looking at the ripen bananas, Ann's post on Banana Walnut Bread comes at the right time, I know Ann's cake is always delicious and lovely! This time she is using Curtis Stone's recipe which she recommended as a keeper, I swing into action to bake one today and...wow! the texture of the bread/cake is so soft and fragrant that I can't stop at one slice!!

As I'm running out of white sugar, I'm using the brown sugar in this recipe.

Recipe adapted from Anncoo Journal (original from Curtis Stone)
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda (omitted)
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs (70g each)
150g sugar (used brown sugar)
85g vegetable oil
300g ripe banana, mashed
2 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g walnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175°C (mine 160C). Butter 1 (9- by 5- by 3-inch) metal loaf pan, then dust with flour, knocking out excess.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl.
  3. Beat together eggs and brown sugar in bowl of electric mixer at medium-high speed until very thick and pale and mixture forms a ribbon when beater is lifted, about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add oil in a slow stream, mixing, then mix in bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in flour mixture and walnuts gently but thoroughly.
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading evenly, and bake in middle of oven until golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer comes out clean, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. (mine 55 mins)
  5. Cool loaf in pan on a rack 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack. Turn loaf right side up and cool completely.

This post is linked to Cook Like A Star, where this month's featured chef is Curtis Stone, an event organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids together with co-hosts,


  1. Nice banana walnut bread, looks delicous. I liked the tea set.

  2. 喜欢多多nuts的蛋糕。嘻嘻 ~

  3. Your banana bread looks so wonderfully moist and delicious! This is really a great recipe!

  4. 我也喜欢这样的蛋糕, 等下去买香蕉做这个!

  5. Your Banana Walnut Bread is looking gorgeous! My kids love banana bread with chocolate chips in it and that's how I usually make it. But I love this traditional version with walnuts much better!

  6. beautiful banana walnut cake, sound healthy too.

  7. 很典雅的感觉:)
    我来吃high tea了~~

  8. Hi Tze, nice meeting thru this bloghop. This banana walnut bread by Curtis Stone is really fantastic - glad to see so many ppl enjoying it.

  9. Hi Tze
    Your banana walnut bread looks so beautifully baked. Loves banana and walnuts together.

  10. Hi Tze, nice banana bread! Love your decoration, have the feel of having 下午茶!

  11. Tze, the two slices of banana bread is for me one? I'm so happy to find out that my son isn't allergic to walnuts though he is allergic to peanut. I have tested him on different nuts carefully & until now, I still have to test macadamia, pine nuts, brazilian nuts, chestnuts & pecan nuts on him. I will take this recipe home!

  12. Hi Tze, thanks for the mention :) Your banana bread looks pretty and soft and nice clicks too!

  13. I like this banana walnut bread. yummy.

  14. You loaf looks delicious!!! Would love this for breakfast!

  15. Yummy banana walnut cake. Good for breakfast and morning tea .. Yum!

  16. I baked this too. I like the golden hue of your banana bread.


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