Sweet enough for dessert, healthy enough for breakfast, a slice of warm banana bread is a treat anytime. Add walnuts for extra crunch in this quick and easy recipe from the “Spice Girls’” Israeli-American cookbook. B’te-avon (bon appétit)!

So-Moist Banana Bread


½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1½ cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add mashed bananas and walnuts. Combine well.
  4. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.