Diva Tasting: Banana Walnut Loaf…



  • 1 Cup Whole Buttermilk

  • 1/2 Cup Plus 3 Tbsp. Quick-Cooking Oats, Divided

  • 6 Ounces (about 1 1/2 Cups) Plus

  • 1 Tablespoon White Whole-Wheat Flour, Divided

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt, Divided

  • 1 Cup Plus 3 Tbsp. Packed Light Brown Sugar, Divided

  • 6 Tablespoons Roasted Walnut Oil, Divided

  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts

  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

  • 3 Bananas Mashed (very Ripe Bananas)

  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

  • 2 Large Eggs, Lightly Beaten

  • Cooking Spray

How to Make It

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir buttermilk into 1/2 cup oats in a bowl; let stand 10 minutes.

Step 2 Place 1 1/2 cups flour in a bowl. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Step 3 Combine 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons oil, nuts, cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and remaining oats and flour in a small bowl.

Step 4 Add bananas, vanilla, eggs, and remaining brown sugar and oil to buttermilk mixture; fold in flour mixture. Spoon batter into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle walnut streusel over top. Bake at 350°F until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan; serve warm, or cool completely.

NOTE: Excellent spread with butter and place under the broiler until butter is golden.

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