Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Checking the freezer I found some frozen bananas so I opted to make banana bread. It’s really my favorite way to eat them, other than fresh. The recipe is simple and this bread freezes well so why not make a few and freeze some for later?  Also a great thing to do with bananas that are overripe.

Banana Bread

1 ¾ c. flour

1½ t. baking powder

¾ t. salt

½ t. baking soda

2/3 c. sugar

1/3 c. butter, softened

2 eggs

2 T. milk

1 c. mashed ripe banana

¼ c. chopped nuts, optional

Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Combine sugar with butter and beat until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in eggs until mixture is smooth. Beat in flour mixture alternately with bananas. Fold in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into greased 9×5 -inch loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 60-65 minutes. Use toothpick to test for doneness. Cool in pan 10 minutes before placing on rack to cool. Store in plastic wrap to preserve moisture. Makes 1 loaf.