Sunday, January 11, 2015

Best Banana Nut Bread

Baking bread is perhaps the best smell ever! Banana bread is simple enough for a novice baker, and it's also a perfect way to use up bananas that are perhaps a little more ripe than you'd prefer. It's best served warm, and a slice is perfect topped with a spread like apple butter.  

Banana Nut Bread

(makes one loaf)
  • 7 very ripe bananas mashed with a fork
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Prehead the oven to 325F
  2. Using a hand mixer or wooden spoon, cream together butter and bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating them in before adding the next.
  4. Stir in the vanilla, then the sugar
  5. Sift in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) to the mixture, then stir in the chopped pecans.
  6. Pour the batter into two well-greased loaf pans and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool on a rack.
  8. Enjoy!
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