Banana Bread

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Feb 292012
 

Banana Bread

Making this bread whenever you have ripe banana’s on hand is a must.  Everyone loves this bread and it makes for a tasty treat for the whole family anytime.  I also like making smaller loafs as gifts during the holiday time.

This batch makes a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf.

1 ¾  cups sifted flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup softened butter

2/3

cup sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

1 cup mashed bananas (approx. 3 bananas)

½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.  Cream butter until light, then add sugar and cream together until it appears fluffy.

Add the eggs to butter and sugar mixture and set this aside. Mash bananas.  Next, add flour mixture and bananas, alternating the two, and ending with the flour.  Butter loaf pan and sprinkle lightly with flour.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Test for loaf to be done by checking to see if sides have pull away from the pan. Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Slice and serve with butter, peanut butter, or your favorite preserves.