Wednesday, December 9, 2009

AMAZING Banana Bread

Last night I made the most amazing banana bread and I want to share the recipe I found with you. It's seriously the best one I've had ever! I got it from Betty Crocker.

Banana Bread

1 1/4 C Sugar
1/2 C butter softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 C mashed very ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
1/2 C buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 C chopped nuts, optional

Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in the center of oven. Heat oven to 350 deg. F. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans. Mine are 9x5x3

Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans.

Bake loaves about 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min. in pans then remove from pans and place on wire rack to cool. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temp. for up to 4 days or refrigerate up to 10 days.

If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute 1 1/2tsp. lemon juice or white vinegar and enough milk to make 1/2 cup or use 1/2 C plain yogurt.

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