Brown Sugar Banana Bread


Evening everyone!

As I hinted to in my previous post, I registered for the big race today! :D

I will be running the Mississauga Half Marathon on May 10, 2009! I am officially registered! Yawhoo! :D

151 days to go!!




Now for my yummy, work pot-luck  baking post!

I decided to make Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread

Although I took out the nuts (and added chocolate chips) because someone in my workplace is allergic to nuts.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in vanilla and banana. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.


3. Blend the banana mixture into the flour mixture; stir just to combine. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.



In the loaf pan


A mini loaf for Eric and I to taste test

4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.


Our mini loaf to share :)


So delicious!!

I prefer this recipe with the nuts, but it was still really good!



I rate this recipe a 4.5/5 stars.


Night everyone!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the inspiration and significance behind the name ‘Oh She Glows’

Oh yes…there is one! :D

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Ryan February 8, 2015

Should the 1 tablespoon vanilla extract be on teaspoon? that is a lot of vanilla!


Donna January 28, 2010

I’ll be making this tomorrow and the vegan banana bomb muffins – yes, I have that many bananas laying around :)

My daughter wants the banana bread with nuts :)


SonyaSunny March 22, 2009

Hi there,
Not sure that this is true:), but thanks for a post.



catms916 December 10, 2008

Congrats for registering for the half!! I agree with you about the before photos… I always remind myself when looking at magazines that the people totally airbrushed, etc.

Um, your bread = amazing looking!!


Krista December 10, 2008

I have to agree…the before pic’s are MUCH better!

Awesome looking banana bread!


Melissa December 10, 2008

Great post, looking forward to tomorrow’s as well!


Mariposa December 10, 2008

congrats on signing up for the marathon!!!

i agree- jessica alba looked better in the before pictures. i wonder if she agrees!!! oprah also looks a little airbrushed..??? why??

that banana bread looks so fabulous!


VeggieGirl December 10, 2008

Hooray for the marathon sign-up; boo to the airbrushing; hooray for scrumptious banana bread!! :-)


marafaye December 10, 2008

I absolutely HATE all the celebrity airbrushing!! They’d be so much easier to relate to if we knew they jiggled a little bit :)

That banana bread looks absolutely fabulous…send me some??? ;)


Victoria December 9, 2008

Congrats on signing up for the race! I agree about the airbrushing. Why? She looked good already.


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