This delicious breakfast cornbread is loaded with bananas and nuts and keeps well in the fridge. I use a food processor to puree the ingredients.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 8x8 inch pan
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 8x8 inch baking pan.

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  • Place the honey, mashed bananas, canola oil, milk and vanilla into a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.

  • Sift together cornmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture until blended. Fold in walnuts and sliced bananas. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until brown on top.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 41.2g 13% DV; fat 22.6g 35% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; sodium 291.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
I didn't find it necessary to mix the ingredients in a food processor. I just omitted the sliced banana at the end and mashed and mixed the 3 bananas and the wet ingredients all together with a whisk. I paid attention to the reviews of this recipe that complained of "crumbliness;" so I added an egg along with the wet ingredients and mine did not turn out crumbly at all. Additional changes I made include almonds instead of walnuts and I added a teaspoon of salt. It's yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/19/2006
OK... totally not what I was expecting! I should have realized when the only sweet ingredient was 2 tbsp of honey. If you are looking for a sweet bread.. this isn't it. The whole thing went into the trash it was dry and bland. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
I didn't find it necessary to mix the ingredients in a food processor. I just omitted the sliced banana at the end and mashed and mixed the 3 bananas and the wet ingredients all together with a whisk. I paid attention to the reviews of this recipe that complained of "crumbliness;" so I added an egg along with the wet ingredients and mine did not turn out crumbly at all. Additional changes I made include almonds instead of walnuts and I added a teaspoon of salt. It's yummy! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
Great recipe! I only made this once but made these substitutions: 2 large squirts maple syrup rather than honey 3 T sour cream (since people said it was dry) 3/4 c cornmeal and 1/4c brown sugar (since people said it wasn't sweet enough) Very tasty! My egg-allergic son could also eat it - yeah! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2008
I am giving this recipe 5 stars only after several adjustments.1) I doubled the ingredients (except the b. powder)for 2 loaves 2)I used regular white flour instead of pastry flour 3)No walnuts 4)1/2 cup brown sugar 5)Baked the slices of banana on top of the loaves(not folded into batter) 6)Cut oil in half and replaced with applesause....and voila! Moist slightly sweet banana cornbread! A great way to combine two great breads. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2005
Pretty good but not very sweet. Good for a healthy snack or breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2005
This is just the best thing ever. If I could give it ten stars I would. I can't believe I spent 28 years of my life without it. It's like a cross between cornbread and banana bread and in my opinion it combines what's best in both - the hearty taste of cornbread with the moist texture of banana bread. If you're the type of person like me who has trouble deciding between a corn muffin and a banana muffin for breakfast this is for you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2008
Excellent! But to be fair I made a few modifications. I used 3 large bananas plus the one sliced one I halved the oil and added 1/4 cup milled flaxseed added 2 T reduced fat sour cream and added a pinch of salt. I found it to be plenty sweet though I don't like my breakfast breads tasting like cake so this was perfect. The walnut flavor comes through beautifully it's full of great nutrients and it's very satisfying alongside a cup of coffee. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2004
This bread is simple to make and tastes great! I like it best spread with a little butter or margarine. I think it is better than my usual bananna nut bread because it is not as heavy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! The only change I made was using agave nectar instead of honey and coconut oil instead of veg oil. I also added 1/2 cup of homemade applesauce. But the recipe is outstanding. Nice and healthy and filling. I was also able to get more servings that what is listed since it is so filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
Like other reviewers I made a couple of the suggested changes... added a half cup of brown sugar and an egg. It was delicious and I felt it deserved a 5 because it was a recipe I found by searching 2 ingredients that you wouldn't normally find together: bananas and cornmeal. I didn't expect to find anything but I not only found this recipe I was pleasantly surprised by the uncommon taste and texture of the combination. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/19/2006
OK... totally not what I was expecting! I should have realized when the only sweet ingredient was 2 tbsp of honey. If you are looking for a sweet bread.. this isn't it. The whole thing went into the trash it was dry and bland. Read More
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