Banana Bread

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This banana bread recipe comes from the Betty Crocker’s cook book that I bought when I was in college. It is a time-tested recipe that I like to bake for weekend breakfast. The aroma of banana when it is baking the oven is irresistible; the bread is best served warm when the texture is soft and moist. I have tripled the recipe this time and filled 8 small ceramic loaf pans as gifts for the holiday.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar  (take 1-2 Tbsp off if you like the bread less sweet)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 – 4 medium)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease bottom a 9x5x3 loaf pan.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together, set aside.
  4. Mix sugar and butter in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment.
  5. Stir in eggs until blended.
  6. Add bananas and milk.
  7. Stir in flour mixture until moistened.
  8. Pour into loaf pan and sprinkle nuts on top.
  9. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, cool 5 minutes.
  10. Loosen sides of loaf from pan, remove bread to cooling rack.
  11. Cool completely before slicing, if you can wait that long ….
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