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Oct 21 / Jane

Banana Bread!

I had in the past mused about how poorly I was making banana bread. Well, after countless over-ripened bananas forced me to try various recipes I FINALLY discovered my favorite, which has become a favorite among friends and family I’ve shared my skill with. This recipe comes courtesy of Cathy Lowe listed on the Food Network website (link).

2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
2 eggs
1 c sugar
4 very ripe bananas*
1 t vanilla
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 t cinnamon
1/2 c chopped walnuts, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder, salt.
3. In a large bowl, cream together eggs and sugar. Stir in mashed bananas, vanilla, oil and cinnamon.
4. Stir in flour mixture into wet ingredients, a third at a time, until just combined. Add chopped walnuts (optional).
5. Divide batter into two 9×5 loaf pans. Bake for about 1 hour.

*I have at times only used 3 large bananas without issue.
I’ve also added chocolate chips and/or walnuts with tasty success.

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  1. jane / Nov 3 2011

    I made this recipe on Monday with 3 large ripe bananas, only 3/4 c of sugar, walnuts and raisins, and apparently totally forgot the veggie oil… Turned out pretty awesome- if not a tad bit dry. Still, I rule that successful.

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