Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Best Banana Bread

I had the day off this past Thursday which is why I decided to make banana bread for the first time. (My husband does not like nuts which is why I didn't make banana nut bread). We had some very ripe bananas which we didn't want to throw away so it was perfect. After making this bread I am never throwing away bananas again! It was so good and made two loaves so I could share the wealth with my parents. I will definitely be making this husband requested trying to make it low fat. We will see!

 Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups white sugar
3 overripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup pecans (if you want to make it banana NUT bread)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans
2. Mix the flour, salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the butter and sugar until it is smooth. Stir in the bananas and eggs until well blended. (If you are making it with nuts, mix in the pecans now) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
3. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool off before serving.

It's best if you wrap the loaves in aluminum foil once cooled and refrigerate for 2 hours. This helps lock in the moisture.


1 comment:

  1. Brit... i am going to make this banana bread tomorrow i think! call me and let's catch up