Sunday, October 7, 2012

Recipe: Banana Bread

Banana Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour                       2 large eggs (beaten)
1 tsp. baking soda                               4 large overripe bananas (mashed)
1/4 tsp. salt                                         1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter (softened)                     1/2 cup finely diced walnuts or pecans (optional)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 5"x 9" loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking and salt. Set aside.
  3. In separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. 
  4. Stir in eggs, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, (and nuts if desired).
  5. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and stir until blended.
  6. Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 60-65 mins, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan for 10-15 mins, then finish cooling on wire rack.
  9. Optional step, cut while warm and serve with butter.