Walnut Buttermilk Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"Also good with pecans instead of walnuts."

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (118.7 g)
  • Calories 479.2
  • Total Fat - 32 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 37 mg
  • Sodium - 318.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 26.6 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 86.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly coat a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

Coarsely chop 1/2 cup walnuts. Reserve remaining walnut halves.

Step 3

In a large bowl, with mixer on medium-high speed, beat to blend egg, buttermilk, and butter. Add chopped walnuts, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla; stir just until evenly moistened.

Step 4

Pour into loaf pan and arrange remaining walnut halves evenly on top of batter.

Step 5

Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until bread begins to pull away from side of pan. Let bread cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife between bread and pan sides, then turn out onto wire rack. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing.


No special items needed.

6 Reviews


I added some sliced apples to the batter, along with cinnamon and sugar. So delish with a little apple cinnamon sugar butter on top!


review by:
(24 Sep 2021)


Cracks me up that someone makes this bread then over bakes it and says it's dry, and gives it 4 stars. IF you FOLLOW directions this bread comes out moist and nutty and delicious!


review by:
(13 May 2019)


Made as written for the Pick Me Tag Game & I even carefully placed the walnut halves atop the bread in an impressive pattern even if I do say so myself. BUT as the bread baked & to my surprise, it "devoured" the walnut halves & sent them to the bottom of the loaf. I've never had this happen before. As mentioned by another reviewer, the bread was not overly sweet (which appeals to us). I photographed it plain when we taste-tested it Fri night, got playful w/extra walnut halves in a 2nd pic you can delete if you wish & then went totally decadent for guests today by topping it w/creamy tapioca pudding & a generous drizzle of salted caramel sauce. Oh my, it was so good! This will be made again, Mike! Thx for sharing the recipe w/us.


review by:
(23 Jun 2018)


First, I forgot to save any walnuts for the top, so it's not as pretty as it should be and that is totally my fault. That does not keep it from being a 5-star recipe. What does is the part where I had to bake this almost 30 minutes longer than it says because at 50 minutes a toothpick came out completely coated in raw batter. By the time it finally came out of the oven it ended up being very dry. Overall, not a bad recipe (and certainly easy), just dry.


review by:
(21 Dec 2013)


This came together easily and quickly. Love that is not sweet. This will be on our table over the holidays. I am sure it will be enjoyed by all. Thank you Mikekey for sharing. Made for Pick Me Recipe Tag.


review by:
(24 Nov 2013)


Delicious! I made it with pecans, and chopped all 1 cup rather than saving part for the top. Recipe worked exactly! We loved it.


review by:
(18 Nov 2013)

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