Banana Nut Pound Cake

Melissa Etheridge

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@melissareeseetheridge

This recipe is from the Fig Tree Bakery in Ocracoke, North Carolina. Carol Ritchie use to own it, and she made the most delicious bakery items. This is both a cake and a bread~you can eat it for dessert or for a breakfast snack. Wrap it in parchment paper to take to work as a mid-morning snack. You can also grill thin slices and serve with seasonal fruit as an unusual dessert in the summer.


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Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients

3 large
eggs
1 c
vegetable oil
2 1/2 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
mashed bananas
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
soda
3/4 tsp
salt
1 c
chopped walnuts
1 c
coconut

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 12-cup pan~either bread shaped, tube, or bundt.
2Using a mixer, beat eggs, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy.
3In a small bowl, mix bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Set aside.
4Sift flour, soda, and salt and set aside.
5Alternately add flour and banana mixture in three steps.
6Stir in chopped nuts and coconut.
7Pour batter into a greased and floured pan.
8Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven one hour and twenty minutes, or until the top is browned and springs back to the touch.
9Cool in pan for fifteen minutes; remove from pan. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

*You can frost or glaze, but it's good enough without.

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