Banana-Nut Bread

Recipe for Banana Nut Bread

Moist and flavorful, this traditional nut bread freezes well ... and kids (of all ages) love it! Try it toasted and spread with peanut butter!

To make banana nut bread for holiday gifts, use mini- or small sized loaf pans. After baking, cool loaves completely, then wrap in plastic food storage wrap. Wrap with a second layer of food wrap, then freeze baked loaves in freezer food storage bags.

Frozen loaves thaw quickly, making it easy to assemble gift baskets or quick hostess gifts for holiday parties.

Ingredients

1⁄3 cup
sugar, granulated
1⁄3 cup
butter, unsalted
2
eggs
1 1⁄2 cup
mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1⁄3 cup
water
1 2⁄3 cup
flour, all-purpose
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon
salt
1⁄4 teaspoon
baking powder
1⁄2 cup
walnuts, chopped

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of one large loaf pan or three small mini-loaf pans.

Cream sugar and softened butter in mixing bowl. Add eggs and beat on low until blended. Stir in bananas and water.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Stir in remaining ingredients just until blended. Do not over-beat. Fold in nuts.

Pour batter into pan, and bake large loaf 55-70 minutes, smaller loaves 45 to 60 minutes. Bread is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for five minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before wrapping.

Notes

To freeze, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then place in zipper food storage bags.

Freeze banana bread loaves for up to 6 weeks.

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