Banana Bread

Enjoy this classic banana bread with a nutty twist!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
1
cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/3
cup milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup chopped nuts, if desired
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5- or 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with spoon until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir in bananas, milk and vanilla until well blended.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flour, nuts, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5- or 8x4-inch loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with spoon until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Stir in bananas, milk and vanilla until well blended.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flour, nuts, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Applesauce Bread: Substitute 1 cup applesauce for mashed bananas; stir 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon into flour mixture. Berry-Banana Bread: Stir 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries into flour mixture. Currant-Banana Bread: Stir 1/2 cup dried currants into flour mixture.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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