Best Ever Banana Bread

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1 c sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
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

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Carolyn James Recipe
Lightly Salted
New Hope, MN (pop. 20,339)
Member Since May 2012
Carolyn's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Heat oven to 350 degrees.

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

Stir in eggs.

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

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


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user Dawn Cook Bgreat - Aug 12, 2012
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user Dawn Cook Bgreat - Aug 12, 2012
Thank you for sharing your recipe. I needed one that I had all the ingredients on hand. Bread moist, flavorful and has good texture.
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