Banana-Walnut Bread

46  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 2 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, one slice each.

Vanilla wafer crumbs add extra flavor to this moist, delicious quick bread made with bananas and walnuts.

Banana-Walnut Bread Recipe


  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 35 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups crumbs)
  • 2-1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium  ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces, divided


  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Mix flour, wafer crumbs, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Beat  margarine and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in bananas. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Spread into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.
  • Bake  1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely. Cut into 16 slices to serve.

Recipe Tips

Make it EasyTo easily crush wafers into crumbs, process them in a blender or food processor.

Jazz It UpSprinkle lightly with powdered sugar just before serving.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, one slice each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 230 
    • Total fat 12 g
    • Saturated fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 250 mg
    • Carbohydrate 29 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 15 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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