you mean i can make that pricey banana goodness at home?
i do mean that.
i have been reading leslie’s blog recently. if you go read it, empty your bladder first and don’t be drinking anything you might spit all over your computer in a fit of laughter. anyways, i think there is a starbucks reference in every post she writes. which got me wanting this bread again.
see how we came full circle?
i can’t take credit for this recipe. i started with a recipe for Starbuck’s banana walnut bread that they posted on their corporate site a while ago. With a few modifications, this is awesome.
Also, Starbucks will charge you something like $1.95 per slice. Say they get 10 slices for a loaf and that makes this loaf worth $19.50 in the Starbucks economy.
Making this will cost you $2 tops. And that is for the whole loaf!
i just saved you 90%.
90%! this is not even a going out of business sale, people!
Starbuck’s Banana Walnut Bread (May 2009)
makes one 9×5 in. loaf.
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/8 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 T. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 3/4 t. cinnamon
- 3 very-ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup buttermilk (don’t have buttermilk? do this)
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 F and grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
- Mix together oil and sugar until blended. Add egg and vanilla and stir.
- Stir in flour, cinnamon and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, mash bananas until creamy and then stir in buttermilk.
- Add banana mixture to flour mixture andstir to combine.
- Stir in half of nuts.
- Pour batter into pan and top with remaining nuts.
- Bake 45-60 minutes or until wooden toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.