Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Banana Bread

My kids love it when they see that our bananas have over-ripened, because they know that Mom will soon be making banana bread!!

8 T. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. flour (all-purpose)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. whole wheat flour (you can just do a total of 2 c. of all-purpose flour)
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. shelled walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease 9x5x3" bread pan.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
4. Fold in mashed bananas, vanilla, and walnuts.
5. Pour mixture into pan; bake 50-60 min. or until cake tester comes out clean--Cool in pan 10 min., then move to cooling rack.

Makes 1 loaf

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