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silver palate banana bread

Silver Palate Banana Bread

Silver Palate Banana Bread is a slightly less sweet loaf that's great for breakfast or a snack. It's more of a bread than a cake, but a very good bread!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 cup 130 grams unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 139 grams, stir and aerate before measuring
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt I recommend 3/4 teaspoon
  • 1 stick 114 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed by hand (1 1/2 cups or 336 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • Whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. This step is important, so be sure to whisk or stir very, very, well to make sure baking soda is evenly distributed.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring until blended.
  • Fold in the bananas, vanilla and walnuts, then transfer to the pan.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. If using a glass loaf pan the bread may take up to 75 minutes.


I've only tested with walnuts, but it's probably fine without. For the loaf pan, I've been using a 9x5 inch Pyrex.