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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Banana Nut Bread

Makes one loaf.

1/2 cup butter (not margarine)
1 cup brown sugar (cane sugar, not beet sugar)
2 eggs
2 cups unbleached flour (can substitute 1/2 whole wheat)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup mashed bananas very ripe
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon milk.
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
Grease or line a loaf pan with wax paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl or electric mixer cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, beat well and set aside.In another bowl sift all the dry ingredients together and set aside. In a third bowl combine milk and smashed bananas. Alternately add banana mixture and flour mixture a little bit at a time to the butter mixture; beginning and ending with the banana mixture; mixing in between each. Alternating like this helps insure that the large amount of dry ingredients gets thoroughly mixed in with no dry pockets/ clumps. Pour into greased/ lined pan and bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Eat warm or let cool on a rack. Enjoy!

One batch will make four Pint Jar Loaves.