Saturday, August 23, 2008

Banana Nut Bread

1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. mashed bananas (2 - 3 ripe, but not over-ripe)
2 c. unbleached flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.

Thoroughly grease 1 large loaf pan, or 4 small pans, or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In large mixing bowl, cream butter & sugar on medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Blend in banana. Gently stir in flour & baking powder, do not overbeat. Fold in nuts.

Gently spoon into pan. (Or pans, or muffin cups.)

Bake large loaf for 1 hour, small loaves for 25 - 30 minutes, or muffins for 18 minutes. Bread should be light golden brown & center should test clean. Do not over bake, or you will have delicious but crumbly results!

Remove from pans immediately & cool on wire rack. Store tightly covered/wrapped in fridge or freeze for later use.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I came searching on this cold and rainy day off of mine. I'll either share it with my sis...or just eat better when I'm finished with it myself. haha!
(it's THAT kinda day!)

LOVE and hugs!