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Monday, March 1, 2010

Best Banana-Nut Bread Ever

Can you smell the wonderful aroma from the oven??
It fills the house with warmth & love....Homemade
Bread always brings the family to the kitchen.
Whether it's White, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, or
Cranberry bread...it tastes as good as it smells..

Today it's Banana-Nut Bread...(It's a great way
to use up bananas that might be too ripe for eating)

Tip: When you have bananas that are too ripe..
just put them in a baggie, then a brown paper bag
& into the freezer they go, until you are ready to
make Banana Bread.

This is a wonderful recipe that was given to
me years ago...by a wonderful lady in our ward..
Bonnie. Thank you so much Bonnie...After tasting
this banana bread I don't use any other recipe...
It's that good!!!! Try it...& see if you don't agree.

RECIPE
3/4 c. butter or margarine (room temp)
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. mashed banana
2 eggs (well beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
3/4 c. walnuts (chopped)

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 325F.
In a mixer creme butter & sugar together. On
a slow speed..Add mashed bananas..add
well beaten eggs, vanilla, flour (a little at a time)
baking soda, buttermilk, & walnuts...continue until
well blended. Take a ladle or lg. Tbsp. & put batter
into small loaf pans. (Makes about 7 sm. loaves)

I have a Martha Stewart sm. loaf pan (that I love)
It bakes 8 sm. loaves at one time. It's one of my
Favorite Kitchen Items...I got it @ Kmart..

Bake for 20-30 min (depending on your oven)
watch & check for doneness (when middle of loaf
bounces back when touched it's done) SEE BELOW:

Tip: You can use regular buttermilk (from a
carton) or what I use is dry buttermilk (it comes
in a paper type 12oz. small canister (in the baking
section) in the the market. It last for years..it might
get stuck together in little rocks (after a couple yrs.)
but you just use the water/buttermilk measurement
on the package for how much you want & blend it in
a blender for a couple seconds..I love it cause I never
have to run to the store for buttermilk.
Your home now will be filled with the wonderful
aroma of Banana-Nut Bread. I think the reason
for the melt in your mouth deliciousness
of this bread is the buttermilk....Try it &
let me know what you think...Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. This is the most amazing banana bread...ever! So moist and yummy warmed up with melted butter, and a great way to use up over-ripe bananas!

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