Sweet treat: make this delicious Starbucks banana walnut bread and save money Sweet treat: make this delicious Starbucks banana walnut bread and save money

Sweet treat: make this delicious Starbucks banana walnut bread and save money

Starbucks banana walnut bread is delicious and tasty and comforting and we all love it. But if you are on a tight budget, you might not be able to treat yourself to one of these delicious loaves. Don’t worry: you can make it at home!

Walnut banana bread is hard to beat. Combined with freshly brewed coffee, oh my, you are up for some serious treat-yourself moment. Unfortunately, eating this baby on a regular basis can really add up to your budget —and, let’s face it, economy is far from being at its best. 

The good news is you can easily make the Starbucks banana walnut bread at home. Here’s how:

Ingredients

•    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, but bread flour is recommended
•     2 teaspoons baking powder
•     1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•     1/2 teaspoon salt
•     1 cup mashed ripe bananas (usually 2 or 3 bananas)
•     2/3 cup sugar
•     1/3 cup margarine
•     2 tablespoons milk
•     2 egg
•     1 cup chopped walnuts divided use

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium-size bowl combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt), stir together to combine. In another medium-size bowl combine margarine and sugar. With a mixer, cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in mashed bananas, eggs, milk and mix well. 

Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix until the flour is just mixed in, then add in the remaining flour and 1/2 cup walnuts, blend together until everything is mixed.

Do not over stir. Pour batter into a greased 8x4 inch loaf pan. Then top the batter with the remaining chopped walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 

Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. While Starbucks does not make their banana bread with butter, it comes out richer this way. You can also add in a sprinkle or two of cinnamon and sugar into this, again, not in their recipe, it does add that little something extra.
 

See also: how to save money at restaurants

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