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Dad's Banana Nut Bread


"My dad made this bread for years to the delight to our family. Pair it with a dish of fruit and a cup of coffee for breakfast. Yum! The flax seed meal gives a great texture without altering the flavor."
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2 h 20 m servings 182 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan, or line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the bananas.
  4. Mix in the self-rising flour and flax seed meal until just incorporated; fold in the walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes for muffins, or 1 hour for a loaf. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.


  • Cook's Notes
  • If you don't have the milled flax seed, substitute 1/4 cup self-rising flour.
  • Editor's Note:
  • No self-rising flour? Make your own with all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a little salt.

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This is a wonderful banana bread. I did not have any flax seed meal, so made my own by putting flax seeds in the food processor. Also added 2 teaspoons of banana extract. BUT there must be an ...

Great recipe and super easy. I baked mine in my bread machine using the quick breads setting and it came out beautifully. This is now my official "go to" banana bread recipe.

I added a tsp. of vanilla, 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter. Baked for a hour@ 325.

this is a great , easy quick fix...

It was well liked. Did add I teaspoon of vanilla and put in cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Made I dozen cupcakes.

Simple and easy to make. Moist, nice texture and taste great. I will use this recipe often.

This was a great recipe. I cut the sugar by a 1/4 cup and added more nuts. I will make it again.

I doubled the recipe and only added nuts to one of the loaves. Creaming the butter and sugar to a very light consistency really makes a difference. The added ground flax had this bread very ri...

I used only homemade self-rising flour and swapped out the walnuts for almonds. Came out lovely and sweet, with a nice caramelized crisp top. Second time around I wanted to make a bigger loaf s...