Banana Bread

  • Servings: 2 loaves
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease bottoms only of loaf pans.

In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and nuts just until moistened. Pour batter evenly into pans.

Bake 8-inch loaves 1 hour or 9-inch loaves 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool about 1 hour before slicing.