Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

Find out what makes this Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe so delicious, moist, and the perfect gift to give away to your neighbors!

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

Friends, today I’m sharing a Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe. It’s so good, you’ll want to double the recipe, and share it with your neighbors, or possibly someone new to town. Keep reading for the secret step … it really work!

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

I’ve been thinking a lot about hospitality, and meeting new people in our neighborhoods and towns.

When I think about hospitality, I think of banana bread. Isn’t it he best gift to bring to a new neighbor in town? I mean, when it’s warm, and gooey and soft, and sliced thickly with a slab of salted butter. It truly is the best.

My new recipe has a secret that a reader shared with me. I was doubtful, thinking that it didn’t really make a difference.

Guess what? There is one step that makes the MOISTEST banana bread!

Sometimes we have to go out of our way to practice hospitality, and sometimes it’s right under our noses!

It often flows, especially for someone like me who loves to entertain. But I also have to challenge myself to think of others and see how I can step in and fill a need, or make others feel welcome, or invite them into our home.

You knock on the door.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

You hand them a gift.

Through this reaching out, we gain affection toward one another.

Or, you could invite them over for a two-handed coffee visit!

I really do think banana bread and hospitality go hand in hand!

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

Now you want to know the secret? Add in baking soda to the sour cream and stir. This combination mixed into the banana bread mixture is the secret to a moist, fluffy, amazing bread!

Almond extract? Another great secret!


What plans do you have to double this recipe, and give one away?

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

More delicious breads: Pumpkin Date Bread, Pumpkin Raspberry Bread, Raspberry Almond Scones [Two Peas and Their Pod], Banana Monkey Bread [Wine & Glue].

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe
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Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe

I always DOUBLE the recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 1 -2 loaves


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 – 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 – 1/2 cup mashed bananas about 3
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan (or 3 small ones). Pan should be 3/4 full of batter.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Whisk together the flour and salt; combine with the butter mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, add 1 tsp. baking soda to the sour cream; stir well. Add in the bananas, vanilla and almond extracts, and walnuts; stir well.
  • Add this mixture to the main mixture; mix well.
  • Pour into prepared pans and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and then turn the loaf out onto a rack.

Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe


4 comments on “Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Made this for my neighbor! Hes always taking my garbage out and cleaning off my side walk. I hope he likes it! Better yet, I hope hes not allergic to any ingredients! Haha =) I’ll update and maybe he will give me a bite?

  2. I couldn’t see when to add walnuts 

  3. Yum! I have a recipe that uses sour cream. So good. I have a bunch of overripe bananas sitting in the freezer..maybe it’s time to pull them out and make some bread.

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