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Monday, June 18, 2012

Banana Bread

We usually don't let Banana's go bad in our household since they are a staple in our breakfast smoothies (That recipe to come next week!)...but once in a while...we will head up to the cottage for the weekend and forget about the fresh bunch of banana's at home. Then we get back and they are brown and overripe. That's when I chuck the bunch in the freezer and wait for a time when we crave some banana bread!! Here is my go to recipe!

In your mixer add 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar, 2 Eggs and 1/2 Cup Melted Butter

Add 1 Tsp of Vanilla and a 1/4 cup of 2% Milk...start to Mix on medium speed.
In the meantime combine your dry ingredients in a bowl. 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flower, 1/2 Tsp Salt, 1 Tsp Baking Powder, 1 Tsp Baking Soda, 1 Tsp Cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

Your wet ingredients should be combined by now and creamy

Stop the mixer and add about 2 Cups of Mashed up bananas...these were from the freezer...I let them defrost then mashed them up in a bowl. Combine the banana's into the wet ingredients by hand.

Now fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.
Pour mixture into a greased bread pan (grease with butter...its better!)
Top with a mixture of Brown sugar, chopped pecans and chopped walnuts.
Bake at 350F for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow bread to rest for about 15-20 minutes in the oven with the door wide open. Letting it cool down slowly.
Slice and serve..preferably with more butter.

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