Banana Walnut Loaf

When the seas are rough and the going gets tough, holding on to your belief and faith takes a lot oPinf guts. The Holy Quran clearly says:  “Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried?” (Surah Ankabut 29:2) It clearly means that the Almighty is going to put things into your path, which will shake your belief in Him, which will make you doubt as to His existence and His support. I strongly believe that these difficulties come to you only to test how strong your belief is in Him. Many people crumble in the midst of hardships and difficulties. It is really difficult to hold onto your beliefs and faith when things don’t look rosy at all. But when the Almighty Himself warns you that you will be tested, it means we have to be ready all the time, accept that things may not be really easy as we want it to be always and be strong in our belief in Him. It is important to be steadfast in our trial to improve our condition and learn the virtue of patience. It is all easy said than done, but then one prayer that I always have in my mind all the time is to give me the patience and the grit to handle all difficulties that comes by my way, InShaAllah…

I guess enough of the tough talk… I am one crazy person of banana bakes. I have already posted previously Banana Choco-chip Muffins and Banana Coconut Crumb Cake previously. Whenever I get a chance with ripe bananas, I love to bake them – unfortunately, I live in a family that is so banana crazy that the time a pack comes in, it disappears in no time. When the Home Baker’s Challenge which had the Crumb Cake as one option was declared, I had put my eye on making the Banana Nut Muffins whenever I get the chance. What I liked about it was all the ingredients were healthy – whole wheat flour, oats, brown sugar and yes – the marriage made in heaven: bananas and walnuts!!! The only thing is that instead of making it into muffins, I made it into a loaf. Baked it the previous night and served it for breakfast – was really awesome with a cup of milk! Recipe adapted from here. If you don’t cool it completely, then you wouldn’t get neat slices – just like how mine has come out! I just didn’t have the patience to wait – I just wanted to finish the photo shoot and gobble down a piece, after having gone through the torment of smelling the loaf baking in the oven! 🙂

Linking this to “Only Baked Treat” event of Pari happening at Sizzling Tastebuds…




Banana Walnut Loaf

Course Cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a small loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, mix ingredients from whole wheat flour to walnuts well.
  • In another bowl, mash the bananas well, and mix the oil, vanilla and milk.
  • Combine the banana mixture with flour mixture and blend until just mixed.
  • Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, flip onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing and serving!


To make this bake vegan, replace milk with non-diary milk like soy or almond milk.

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  1. My fav bread.. delicious.

    1. thank u so much rumana…

  2. so tasty and healthy bread

    1. thank u so much veena…

    1. thank u so much humi…

    1. thank u so much shaao///

  3. Bananas and walnuts, both are my favourite and the combination of both together is truly heavenly.

    1. even mine too! thank u so much priya…

  4. Luks so gud, I shud give it a try…:)

    1. thank u so much razina… if u do try, then let me know… 🙂

  5. Cakes looks delicious.. Its the same here too Rafee… I never get to bake with bananas, They are gone in no time 😉

    1. inch pinch!!! 🙂 thanks a lot, rekha…

  6. Yummy dear.welcome To India

    1. thank u so much ramya… but welcome to india??? 😀

  7. Looks yummy and inviting…love the combination.

    1. thank u so much vidya…

  8. Banana and walnut my very fav ingredients….cakes look yum….

    1. thank u so much lubna…

  9. Aaah,, y u stopped in between Rafee, what u told as tough talk was real fact 🙂
    Well the banana walnut loaf looks spectacular.. 🙂

    1. thank u so much sangee… 🙂

  10. Please include me in the group of people who will go crazy over cakes with bananas. Beautiful make and yes, beautiful outcome too.

    1. thank u so much nava…

  11. Dats a Nice combo n bananas r best in baking…

    1. thank u so much usha…

  12. Cake looks yum 🙂 and i am a crazy banana bake fan like you

    1. thank u so much priya…

  13. am a fan of this combination…walnuts have that unique taste and it flavors well when they are inside a soft banana cake too

    1. just like u divya… i love walnuts in bakes, can't eat them as such! thanks a lot…

  14. I have lots of lovely neighbours around and one such friend made me a banana walnut cake yesterday and gave me …So no need to drool this time… I can go and eat it now..maybe its not good as urs but still I have the same thing ..tadddaa =D

    1. can't stop laughing at ur comment, vinee… lucky you!!!

  15. I too made one the other day.Photo edukan polum onum baki illayirunnu next day 🙂

    1. thank u so much meena… 🙂

  16. LoL….finish the photo shoot and gobble down the piece….it happens with me too…loaf looks super perfect…

    1. thank u so much bhawna…

  17. Love the combo,perfect loaf

    1. thank u so much suja…

  18. very very delicious and moist cake dear 🙂 looks so yummy .. love the combo !!

    1. thank u so much manju… 🙂

  19. nice combination, delicious …

    1. thank u so much amalia…

  20. very delicious cake. Perfect and moist.

    1. thank u so much lisha…

  21. i love the banana n walnut combo and loaf looks awesome…

    1. thank u so much preeti…

  22. Rafeeda, wonderful writeup and delicious banana loaf! I've tried your banana crumb cake a couple of times and it was fantastic 🙂

    1. thank u so much ambreen… so good to know that u've loved the crumb cake… 🙂

  23. looks delicious dear!! the spongy effect is hard to bring out and you are succeeded in that!!

    1. thank u so much suja… appreciate your comment…

  24. these look delicious! you are becoming a pro Rafee, bookmarking this for my weekend treat!

    1. i'm no pro jehanne!!! u r embarassing me… hehe… thank a lot dear…

    1. thank u so much haffa…

  25. Looks wonderful.. Yummy

    1. thank u so much gloria…

  26. I don't know how I missed this Rafi- I love banana bread.Looks so wholesome too with the wheat flour. Bookmark.

    1. That's fine Tisa… thank u dear…

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