Banana Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 350
degrees F (180 degrees C) and place oven rack to middle position. Butter and
flour (or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray) the bottom and sides of
a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan. Set aside.
Place the nuts
on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let
cool and then chop coarsely.
In a large
bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs,
melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly
wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined
and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the
batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will
yield tough, rubbery bread.) Scrape batter into prepared pan.
Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center
comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Place on
a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room
temperature. This bread can be frozen.
- 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf.
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1 cup (115
grams) walnuts or
and coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups (230 grams) all-purpose
3/4 cup (150
grams) granulated white sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground
eggs, lightly beaten
(113 grams) unsalted
melted and cooled
large bananas (approximately 1 pound or 454 grams), mashed well (about
1 teaspoon pure