Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe
Staff Writer

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Banana bread is a great way to use overly-ripe bananas and makes a delicious breakfast bread option.

Ingredients

 




  • 1 ¾ cup flour



  • 1 1/3 cup sugar



  • 1 teaspoon baking soda



  • ½ teaspoon salt



  • 3 ripe bananas (you can store these in the fridge until you are ready to make the bread)



  • ½ cup vegetable oil



  • 1 teaspoon vanilla



  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk



  • 2 large eggs



  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch pan.

Combine and set aside the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt.

In a large bowl of a mixer combine the bananas, vegetable oil, vanilla, buttermilk and eggs.  Add dry ingrediants and mix until well combined. If adding nuts, do so now. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes until loaf is golden brown and split open.

Banana Bread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Banana Bread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.