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    1 hr 20 mins

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    1 hr

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    This was posted by nlb in epicurious. It is from Necessities & Temptations from the Junior League of Austin. I have never, EVER, had a banana bread this good.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Cream butter and sugar; mash bananas, beat 2 eggs and add to the bananas with vanilla and buttermilk; mix well and add to creamed butter and sugar; sift together flour, soda and salt; add to banana mixture, beat well; pour into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pans; bake 45 to 50 minutes (I find this bread needs over an hour) or until bread pulls away from sides of pan; add topping.
    3. 3
      To prepare Topping: Melt butter in saucepan; add sugar and milk; cook until syrupy (like honey); remove from heat and add chopped pecans; pour over bread spreading to all the corners and place under broiler until bubbly and brown.
    4. 4
      Watch closely (this takes around 1 minute- maybe even less!).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2004


      Thsi is an excellent & different banana bread recipe. What makes this one unique is the caramelized brown sugar & nut topping. The bread itself is moist & rich, but the topping is the part that really puts this over the edge. A real winner. Thanks.

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    • on September 05, 2003


      I left out the milk in the topping as well. One word sums up how this bread tastes....AMAZING!!! DH had some of this bread warm out of the oven with some vanilla ice cream. DH is not a big fan of nuts but he LOVED this topping. His first comment after taking one bite was....oh wow, this topping is amazing! He said that the taste reminded him of bananas foster (which happens to be his favorite dessert). The day after I made this bread, DH was still making comments on how good it was. The bread is moist, sweet, and has a wonderful flavor. The topping reminds me of pralines and it compliments the banana flavor of the bread perfectly. This recipe makes the best banana bread that I've ever tasted. Thanks for posting this outstanding recipe. I will make this bread again and again.

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    • on February 05, 2004


      This is the best banana bread I ever tasted. The topping was great and I even screwed it up. Didn't know how long to cook it and probably cooked it too long. this will be the recipe I use to make banana bread from now on and the topping for a great many other things as well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Best-Ever Banana Bread (honestly!)

    Serving Size: 1 (1804 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3107.7
    Calories from Fat 1563
    Total Fat 173.7 g
    Saturated Fat 86.2 g
    Cholesterol 526.0 mg
    Sodium 3360.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 377.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.7 g
    Sugars 249.9 g
    Protein 29.9 g

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