Banana Bread

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

Flavorful ripe bananas, buttermilk and crunchy nuts make this banana bread a recipe you will keep in the family.


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Serves:

2 Loaves

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
mashed ripe bananas (3 or 4 medium)
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 c
chopped nuts, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Move oven rack so that the tops of the baking pans will be in the center of the oven.
Preheat oven to 350F.
2
Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, or one loaf pan 9 x 5 x 3 inches.
3
Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended.
Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
4
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened.
Stir in nuts.
Pour into pans.
5
Bake 8 inches loaves about 1 hour, 9 inch loaves about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.
6
Loosen sides of loaves from pans, remove from pans and place top side up on a wire rack.
Cool completely, about 2 hours, before serving.
7
Wrap loaves tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days. Also freezes well.
8
Variation;
Stir 1/2 cup chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips into the batter for additional mouthwatering flavor combinations.
9
No buttermilk on hand? In an emergency you can mix 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar and enough milk to make 1/2 cup.
Or you can substitute 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American