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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 16
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Our members give this classic banana bread recipe near-perfect ratings—and we think you’ll love it, too. It only takes 15 minutes to mix up the batter for this easy recipe, and then it’s ready for the oven. We love the addition of chopped walnuts for some extra crunch. Once it’s cooked this bread takes about an hour to cool, but if you can’t wait quite that long before digging in, we won’t tell. MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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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.

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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