I normally post recipes on my food blog but thought it would be a nice change to do another one here. As you should know by now, I have been in partnership with Fisher Nuts for a long time now. I love the brand, I love the nuts, and I love what the company is about y’all.
I truly love recipes that are handed down. One of my most favorite cookbooks is the Channing community cookbook from when we lived in the Texas Panhandle. The majority of the recipes are those from the elders that have lived in that area for years and years. Some recipes were from ranch cooks, and a few from beginner cooks. So when I get a recipe that has proven to be loved by all, I hang on to it tight! This recipe, Banana Walnut Cake, comes from a dear friend, Doris, who is gifted with a servant’s heart and serves up delicious recipes to all the functions and to those in need.
I should say, she uses pecans in her recipe but I swapped out with Fisher Nuts Walnuts. I thought it would make a nice change since I do a lot with pecans already. Now let me tell you another reason why I love this cake…..
Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at our local Abilene Food Bank for Fisher Nut’s Shares & Cares event. John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., owner of the Fisher Nuts brand, made this year’s $40,000 donation to Feeding Texas to support fellow Texans during the holiday season. That’s pretty awesome. This is their 3rd year and I’m proud to have been part of this year.
The Abilene food bank is where TONS of food comes in, is cleaned, sorted, and stocked ready for the community. I was so grateful to have friends and my two youngest boys tag along and help as well. Thank you again to Vicki and her sweet daughter and to Dian and her sweet son. I know the support was appreciated all the way around.
If you guys are able to donate food to your local food bank, do it. Maybe you have something in your pantry that you thought you’d use but haven’t, and probably won’t…take it and donate it. I did learn that protein is something that is not donated enough. You know, like canned Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, Sardines, etc. It’s just something to think about if you’re picking up some extra food for donation. Thank you Fisher Nuts, for giving me the opportunity and reminding of what’s truly important.
Okay, so back to the cake. I love this cake because it’s affordable and slices to feed quite a few. The more that can be fed, the better. Right? So next time you’re making something for the shelter in town, the nursing home, or wherever, try this cake! It’s moist and super delicious. No y’all….like, heavenly delicious!
BANANA WALNUT CAKE
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup Fisher Nuts Walnuts
- Cream sugar and butter.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- In separate bowl, mash bananas and add soda to them.
- Add to creamed mixture flour and buttermilk, mixing alternately.
- Mix well then add bananas, vanilla and walnuts.
- Spray Pam in bunt cake pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until done.
Hope you love the cake like we do and hope you get the chance to volunteer at your own local food bank. Oh! And you know those big box bins that you see at super centers and local grocery stores? Well, all that goes to these food banks so even ONE CAN, makes a difference.