Shake up your banana bread recipe with this easy cinnamon walnut version that cooks up in a skillet! This just may be your new favorite banana bread recipe.
I seem to be all about the bananas lately. Banana pancakes, banana cake and now this warm and wonderful cross between a banana coffee cake and banana bread, which cooks up in a skillet for extra coziness.
So go find your best oven-proof skillet and let’s make banana bread!
I go back and forth between my cast iron skillet and my Le Crueset skillet, and that’s the kind of skillet you want for this recipe…one that is sturdy and reliable and oven-safe.
ingredients you need to make banana bread in a skillet!
here’s how to make Skillet Banana Bread!
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 10 inch oven-proof skillet with cooking spray.
STEP 2: Beat a half cup of butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese together in a mixer until well combined. Add 1 1/4 cups brown sugar and then two eggs, one by one.
STEP 3: Mix three mashed bananas, a half cup of sour cream and a teaspoon of vanilla together, and then add to the butter mixture. Mix to blend.
STEP 4: Whisk 2 1/4 cups of flour, a teaspoon and a half of baking powder and a half teaspoon baking soda together, and then add to banana mixture, mixing slowly until just combined.
STEP 5: Mix a cup of walnuts, a quarter cup of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon together.
STEP 6: Transfer banana mixture to skillet. Smooth the top and sprinkle with the walnut mixture. Bake until golden, 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for about 15 minutes and then serve.
More tips for making this scrumptious banana bread!
You can! Just use the cinnamon and sugar together. Or you can use a different kind of chopped nuts – I like to use pecans every now and then.
I squoosh them around a little while they are inside the peel, then peel them and use either a fork or a potato masher. Don’t worry if there are some lumps here and there – as long as they are generally mushy, you are all set.
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Bonus Points: your kitchen now smells like cinnamon and bananas and heaven.
And of course, you serve it right from the skillet. Warm.
I’m telling you…skillets are magical. Magical!Print