Brown Sugar Banana Bread

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 9, 2008

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!

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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

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
– Fr. Jerome Cummings

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Victoria December 9, 2008 at 10:39 pm

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


marafaye December 10, 2008 at 6:27 am

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??? ;)


VeggieGirl December 10, 2008 at 8:39 am

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


Mariposa December 10, 2008 at 9:13 am

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!


Melissa December 10, 2008 at 9:56 am

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


Krista December 10, 2008 at 11:02 am

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

Awesome looking banana bread!


catms916 December 10, 2008 at 1:51 pm

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!!


SonyaSunny March 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

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



Donna January 28, 2010 at 3:09 am

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 :)


Ryan February 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

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


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