Carolyn James Recipe

Best Ever Banana Bread

By Carolyn James MySonRocks


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Carolyn's Story

Everyone I've ever made this for has requested more!
Unlike in most banana bread recipes, I leave my mixer running the entire time I'm adding ingredients. Despite being dense, the bread tastes "fluffier" after baking.

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter, softened
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2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
mashed, ripe bananas (4 medium)
1/3 c
water
1 2/3 c
all-purpose flour (do not use self-rising flour)
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 c
chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease bottom only of loaf pan (9x5x3 inches). I use parchment paper for easy removal.
2
Mix sugar and butter in large mixing bowl.

Stir in eggs.

Add bananas and water.
3
Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts.

Then, stir in walnuts.
4
Pour batter into loaf pan and bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; about 60 mins.
5
Cool 5 minutes, then loosen sides of loaf from pan and remove bread from pan.
6
Cool completely on cooling rack before slicing.
1 loaf = 20 - 24 slices

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtag: #banana