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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Banana Bread with Walnuts

For some reason we always end up having overripe bananas around. I hate throwing away food so the best way to use them up is making banana bread/muffins or whatever else I can think of. I have so many different banana bread recipes but for today I'm just sticking to the basic (ok, with the addition of walnuts since I have some left over from some cookies I made).

Banana Bread with Walnuts

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsb baking soda
  • 1/2 tsb baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of mashed overripe bananas
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, reserve a hand full for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly greased a 9x5 loaf pan.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon in a bowl. In a different bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add mashed bananas, vanilla and eggs until combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet banana mixture and then mix until combined, do not over mix. Pour the mixture to the loaf pan sprinkle the reserved walnuts on top and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

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