Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
from Better Homes and Garden Cook Book

Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 55 minutes
Oven: 350
Makes: 1 Loaf (16 servings)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter/margarine
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3 inch or two 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 inch loaf pans; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s).

3. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes for the 9 x 5 x 3 inch pan; 40-45 minutes for 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 inch pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

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