Banana Bread

Banana Bread | Feeding This Family

Banana Bread

Recipe makes 1 full size loaf

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

5 overripe bananas, mashed

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup cooking oil, melted butter or margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bottom and sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, sugar, oil (or butter/margarine), and vanilla. Add banana mixture to the flour mixture all at once and stir until just combined, the mixture will be lumpy. Fold in the nuts if using. Spoon batter in pan and bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Check at 45 minutes and cover with foil if needed to prevent over browning. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

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