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Banana Bread Recipe

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Courtney Roberts


1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
5-1/3 tbsp unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2-3 mashed very ripe bananas (i actually freeze my overly ripe bananas and then thaw them for this recipe)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts/pecans (optional)
1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk or semi-sweet (optional)

1. All ingredients at room temp before starting
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8.5 x 4.5" loaf pan
3. In a large bowl whisk together flour through baking powder
4. In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar on high speed until lightened in color and texture, 2-3 minutes
5. Beat in the flour mixture until blended and the consistency of brown sugar
6. Gradually beat in eggs
7. Fold in bananas just until combined
8. If you choose to add nuts or chocolate chips, fold in now
9. Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly
10. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 min
11. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5-10 minutes before unmolding to cool completely on the rack
12. Again, delicious with peanut butter for breakfast!!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Another great recipe from the Joy of Cooking. Once I saw how popular the pumpkin bread was, I tried the banana bread, with great results! I did make a few adjustments again - as noted above, I freeze overly ripe bananas and then thaw them before making this bread. There will be a lot of liquid in the bag, but its very sweet and I think it adds to the flavor of the bread. The original recipe called for 2 bananas, but I find 3 was the best. And lastly, I added the chocolate chips. People always seem to love those!




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