Banana Nut Bread with Cinnamon-Hazelnut Glaze

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

 I made this Banana Nut Bread with Cinnamon-Hazelnut Glaze today and posted this picture on my Facebook wall... the recipe was requested!  A shameless way to get comments and likes! :-) banana nut bread

Banana Nut Bread with Cinnamon-Hazelnut Glaze

4 Cups Flour

2 Cups nuts  walnuts or pecans, roasted for 10 min. then chopped.

1 ½ Cups Sugar

1 ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Salt

6-7 Very ripe bananas mashed

¾ Cup plain or Greek yogurt

4 Eggs

1 ½ Sticks of butter-- Melted and then browned in pan.  Be careful not to burn it.  Just stir and cook over med. heat until it begins to brown, then remove from heat and cool.

2 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla

Cinnamon- Hazelnut Glaze:

2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, room temperature

4 Tablespoons milk or cream

1 Tablespoon Italian Hazelnut Syrup (for coffee)

¾ Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Whisk all glaze ingredients together and set aside.



1.  Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray 2 large loaf pans, or several smaller pans with non-stick spray.

2.  Roast nuts on baking sheet for 10 minutes.  Cool and chop.

3.  In a mixing bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and nuts.

4.  Mix the mashed bananas, vanilla, yogurt, eggs and butter.

5.  Fold in the dry ingredients and then fill pans to ¾ full. Decorate the top with whole nuts.

6.  Bake small pans for 40- 45 min. and large pans 50-55 min.

7.  Remove from oven to rack, poke toothpick holes in the top and brush with Cinnamon-Hazelnut Glaze.

8.  ENJOY!

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

California Lifestyle Realty  California Lifestyle Realty                                               




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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Oh my! Hungry now! I am so trying this. I love banana bread, but have become a little tired of it, so this is a great twist to an old classic. Thanks for sharing.


Aug 25, 2012 11:58 AM #1
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Gretchen-- Let me know if you have questions!  It is pretty foolproof!  Kathy

Aug 25, 2012 12:05 PM #2
Paula McDonald
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury - Granbury, TX
Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Oh Kathy, just looking at your photo put 5 lbs. on my hips!!  It looks fantastic.

Aug 25, 2012 12:16 PM #3
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Kathy, that looks fantastic. I need to know your secret. You seem to find time to take fabulous photos of your area, write great blogs and posts, cook fabulous food, play golf, and oh yeah. Sell real estate!  How do you do it?

Aug 25, 2012 12:41 PM #4
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Oh Karen... you are too funny!  We are modern women... we mult-task and it all seems to get done.  You do it too!  Have a great weekend!  K

Aug 25, 2012 01:27 PM #5
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

Kathy! I can't be looking at this right before bed time! I am so hungry for one.... I say your earlier post and I am just so starving for some of that!

Aug 25, 2012 03:24 PM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Looks fabulous, it is early here, and I have not had coffee yet, and you just made me hungry...Happy Sunday, A

Aug 25, 2012 10:40 PM #7
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

These look absolutely delicious. Picture it alongside a cup of Hazelnut coffee and a good movie.

Nov 05, 2012 11:34 PM #8
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thanks Robert... they were good!  I need to make some more!  Kathy

Nov 05, 2012 11:57 PM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This sounds like it  would double as room air freshener...mmmm!

Dec 25, 2017 03:35 AM #10
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