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Friday, August 12, 2011

Perfect Banana Bread


After searching high and low for the best banana bread recipe I came across this one and it has not failed me yet! I like it for the way it comes out every time and I also like that it actually calls for lots of bananas. I hope you like it too!

Perfect Banana Bread

6 Large or 8 Medium Bananas, the riper the better
4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
¾ cups vegetable oil (½ cup unsweetened apple sauce with ¼ cup veg oil)
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Optional mix in’s equalling ¾ cup: chopped walnuts, pecans, crushed pineapple drained, coconut, chocolate chips.

Method:
Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans, set aside. Peel bananas and place in a large bowl or the bowl of your mixer- mash extremely well. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla and oil; Mix until well combined. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture all at once to the banana mixture, mix just until incorporated. Fold in optional nuts. DO NOT OVER MIX!!! This causes tunnelling and a tougher texture. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
**This can be made in smaller loaves, however they cook for a shorter period of time depending on the size.