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Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Keith Flowers


1/2 c of softened butter
1 c granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
2 c all-purpose flour
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add salt, soda, vanilla, and bananas and mix in. Gradually add flour. Mix until blended without over mixing.
Fold in chopped nuts, if used.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Let rest for 20 minutes.
Bake at 300° for one hour and 20 minutes, until loaf tests clean.
Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with softened, whipped cream cheese.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We could not figure out why, but this is absolutely the best banana nut bread we have ever tasted.
The batter sits for 20 minutes before baking and is baked at a lower temperature for a longer period of
time, which may account for the end result of the greatest texture and taste. —Dawn and James Webster




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