Beazley House Bed and Breakfast Inn - Napa, California, 94559, United States






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Mrs. Beazley's Banana Nut Bread

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Prep Time: 20mins. ✦ Bake Time: 50-55mins. ✦ Serves: 16

What brunch is complete without a big slice of banana bread fresh from the oven? Mrs. Beazley developed this recipe when the inn first opened. The original called for a cup of oil. To reduce the amount of fat we use low-fat buttermilk. Best served warm with a pat of good butter and a fresh cup of Beazley House Blend coffee!


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  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil†
  • 1-½ C. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C. banana puree*
  • 4 C. flour (divided)
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-½ C. low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 C. sliced almonds or chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 10” Bundt pan or 2 9” loaf pans with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and banana puree. Mix until smooth. Add 2 cups of flour, baking soda and baking powder, stirring to combine. Lastly add buttermilk, 2 more cups of flour and sliced almonds or chopped pecans.

Pour into a prepared Bundt pan not more than ¾” full or 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.

Check and then lower temperature to 325°F and continue baking until set (approx. 15-20 minutes). Let rest on baking rack for 15 minutes.

†Cook’s Note: The original recipe used to use 1 cup of oil...Now we’ve reduced the oil to 2 tablespoons and substituted low-fat buttermilk.

*Cook’s Note 2: If you have bananas that get “past their prime” or too brown, don’t throw them away! Simply put them in the freezer until you’re ready to make a batch of Mrs. Beazley’s Banana Bread (or banana pancakes). They’ll keep for up to a year. To thaw, simply place in a bowl in your sink, and let cool water trickle over them for about 10 minutes. They will peel easily and mash up with a fork.

Beazley House Bed and Breakfast Inn
1910 1st Street
Napa, California, 94559, United States
Call: 707-257-1649


Note: We're still open!

Our Napa Valley Boutique & Breakfast Inn, located in a revitalized historic district, is just a two block stroll from Napa’s burgeoning “West End.” This makes Beazley House the perfect jump off to explore Napa's rich and exciting food scene including Morimoto Napa, Cole's Chop House, over 26 Wine Tasting Rooms plus Napa's riverfront and the Uptown Theater. Less than 1/2-mile away are the Napa Valley Wine Train and Napa’s Oxbow Market. Napa is a perfect “home base” for exploring wineries, vineyards of both Napa and Sonoma and is the undisputed food and wine capital of the world famous Napa Valley. Due to the fact that we offer and serve Wine and Beer at the Beazley House, our Type 42 license from the Alcoholic Beverage Control PROHIBITS US FROM HOSTING CHILDREN UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE.