Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Banana Bread

I've made this recipe three times in two weeks.  It is really moist and not too sweet.  I love it!

2 C flour
3 ripe bananas

1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 stick butter -- room temperature
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 C walnuts (optional)

In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and continue to beat until completely mixed. Add mashed bananas and incorporate into the egg and butter mixture. In a smaller bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and allspice and cinnamon.  Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet until fully combined.  Don't over beat though.  Stir in the chopped walnuts.  Pour into a loaf pan and bake for an hour in a 350 degree oven. 

I always set the timer on for an hour, but my loaf usually bakes for an hour and twenty minutes.  You know it's done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

It would taste amazing with a basic sugar glaze or cream cheese frosting!

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