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bananella loaf

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Eudocia Romulus
New York, NY

I had very little time to whip up something for a party today. I got great feedback on this--and my sister said it was fantastic and a definite keeper! It's so quick and easy to make!

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bananella loaf

  • 1/2 stick
    butter (softened)
  • 2
  • 3
    very ripe bananas
  • 2/3 c
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
  • 1 1/3 c
    self-rising flour*
  • 1/2 c
    chocolate chips (optional--adjust for taste)
  • 1/2 c
    almonds, slivered (optional)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar (these are approximations)

How To Make bananella loaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put first five ingredients in a bowl and mash with potato masher or fork. Small banana lumps are acceptable but try to get a mush-like consistency.
  • 2
    Sift flour and add to wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips if desired.
  • 3
    Pour batter into 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan (other sizes would work--if using mini loaves bake approximately 30 minutes. Test with skewer or knife in middle until it comes out clean. Sprinkle slivered almonds on top, if desired. Bake approximately 45-50 minutes. May need more time. Cool on rack for 10 minutes, remove from pan. Drizzle with cinnamon glaze, if desired.
  • 4
    *All-purpose flour is fine--just add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt and sift together with flour.