Monday, February 23, 2015

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
I still remember the first time I had Banana Bread.  I was in public school and my friend's mom had made some for us to snack on.  It was so good!  Years had gone by and I forgot about banana bread until another friend of mine gave me her mom's recipe and it all came back to me.  Love it!  :D 

4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla 
6 bananas

Optional:  3/4 cups of 
Craisins or Raisins or Chocolate Chips or Walnuts 
and/or you can add in Cocoa Powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and lightly flour a bundt pan.**
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
In your mixer's bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and bananas.
Slowly add in the flour mixture, but don't over beat. Pour batter into the bundt pan and tap the pan on the counter a couple of times to remove any air bubbles.  
Take the top rack out of the oven and bake on middle rack for approx. 70 minutes.  I use a long wooden skewer to test for doneness.  Cool ten minutes in the pan on a rack and then place a large plate over top and flip cake. Leave to cool with pan on. The banana bread may be frosted with chocolate but I like mine plain with a little butter.   As always have fun with it and make it your own. :D

Bundt Banana Bread

That's the way I like it. :D
**You can also use four foil pans that you can find at the dollar store.  They are approx. 8 x 3 x 2 in size.  These are great for freezing for later or to give away to family and friends.  I bake them on the middle rack at 325 convection for about 40 minutes.  I will switch them around at 20 minutes.
Banana Bread in foil pans to freeze for later.
Craisin Banana Bread
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