Thursday, November 11, 2010

Banana Nut Bread

This is a wonderful bread to make for your family and something to do with those bananas that are turning brown in your fridge...

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine (can use Crisco as well)
2 cups sugar
2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 4-5 bananas)
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (I like pecans, but they're harder to find shelled)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in the bananas, eggs, and walnuts until well blended. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, and stir just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes until a knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then take out (put on cooling rack if you have one) and cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture. 

I like to serve this by putting a slice of the bread on a plate, covering with vanilla/cherry ice cream, caramel or chocolate and some sprinkles to make it like a banana split, but in cake form :)

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