Monday, November 4, 2013

Banana Bread


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 medium mashed very ripe bananas
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar together.  Beat in eggs until smooth. add mashed bananas and mix in.

In another bowl, stir flour with baking soda, baking powder, salt and nuts.  Add banana mixture stirring only to moisten.  Transfer to greased loaf pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven for about an hour until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool 10 minutes.  Remove from pan to completely cool before slicing.

Variations: add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or walnuts to final batter.  Also, top with chopped walnuts, pecans, butter and a bit of brown sugar.