Sunday, February 3, 2008

Banana bread for the boys

I had 4 very ripe bananas so I baked a batch of banana bread yesterday morning and took Bobby and Jimmy each 2 little loaves. Banana bread is a favorite of all my children. They like it sliced, buttered and warmed in the microwave for breakfast.
This is the recipe I use most often.
Banana Bread
1 stick butter, softened
1 scant cup sugar (closer to 3/4 cup)
2 eggs
3 medium or 4 small ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup or more chopped nuts, we prefer pecans or walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan or 4 mini-loaf pans.
Cream together the butter and sugar. (I used a mixer)
Add eggs, beat until well blended.
Mix in the bananas.
Stir in the flour, salt and soda.
Then stir in the nuts.
Pour in to prepared pans. A big loaf will take 60-70 minutes. Small loaves take 35-45 minutes.
Cool for a 10 minutes, then remove from pans.
Slice, spread with a little butter and feed to your family.

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