Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recipe for Banana Bread

I have been making this banana bread for about 12 years is my favorite!!! 

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2 1/2 Cups ALL-Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Cups Mashed Bananas ( 3 large ripe bananas )
1/4 Cup Milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Butter (1 Stick ), Softened
1 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs

Optional ~ 1 Cup of nuts, walnuts or pecans
( I use walnuts )

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1. Preheat Oven to 350. Grease 9" x  5" metal loaf pan.

In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
In small bowl, stir together bananas, milk, and vanilla until blended.
 ( I use a potato masher to get the job done a little quicker! )

2. In a large bowl, with mixer at meduim speed, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.  Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Reduce speed to low: add flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, scraping bowl occasionally.

3. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of bread comes out clean. Cool loaf in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes: remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

  Makes 1 Loaf, 16 slices.
Each slice: about 205 Calories, 3 G Protein, 33 G Carbohydrate, 7 G Total Fat., (4 saturated ), 1 G Fiber.

Mixing at Low Speed

Recipe from Good Housekeeping Baking 1999
Remember to put your banana peels and egg shells in your compost pile.

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