My First Baking Experience: Banana Bread with Walnuts. A Beginner’s Guide.

I love baking but for the last 30 years of my existence, I have never done it until today. Either I didn’t have the equipment or simply didn’t have the time. Okay, I must admit – I didn’t make time. Today changed it all because I am finally able to break the record – I am baking, at last!

Starting with the very simple recipe I got from my sister-in-law, we made a Banana Bread with a little twist to it, we’re adding walnuts to give it a different texture and flavor. See below the step by step guide.



  • 4 overripe bananas (especially those with dark spots on the peel, it is said to produce more TNF or Tumor Necrosis Factor which combats cancer).

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  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 medium sized eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup of butter (melted)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup walnuts


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F while preparing the batter.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the wet ingredients: butter, vanilla extract, eggs. Mix well.

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4. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, walnuts. Mix well.

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5. Combine dry and wet ingredients together and mix thoroughly.

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