Best Ever Banana Bread

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Carolyn James

By
@MySonRocks

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Best Ever Banana Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees.

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

    Stir in eggs.

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

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

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About Best Ever Banana Bread

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