Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
"Teens Cook" By Megan and Jill Carle (with Judi Carle) I keep checking this book out of the library to make this receipe so I decided I need to write it down here.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 medium bananas
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup walnuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F Lightly butter of spray the bottom and sides of a 9 inch loaf pan.
- place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute or until the sugar is completely mixed into the butter. Add the eggs and mix for 1 minute, or until the batter is smooth. Add the bananas and mix for 1 minute or until no large chunks remain. The batter will be lumpy but the pieces of banana should all be 1/2 inch or smaller.
- Add the baking soda and salt and mix on low speed for 1 minute or until combined. Add the flour and mix on low speed for 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally, until all of the flour is incorporated.
- Stir in walnuts. (optional).
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven heat to 350 F and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Remove the bread from the pan and place it on a cooling rack. (If you let the bread cool in the pan the bottom will become soggy.).
Okay...not enough banana flavor though...I used a loaf pan and mine took longer than if I had used glass. It got kinda dark and wasn't cooked in the middle so I had to bake it longer... Jelly
Excellent Banana Bread! I was worried about the lack of cinnamon or other spice that I regularly use in all of my banana breads but this didn't need it. It's packed full of banana flavor and baked up into a beautiful loaf (although some of the edges got crispy but that could be because I used a glass loaf pan). This recipe is definately worth all 5 stars! Made for Spring PAC 09.