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Banana Bread May 4, 2011

Filed under: Breakfast,Comfort Food,Dessert — alaskafoodmom @ 6:59 am
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When I met my husband, he went on and on about how great his Grandma Uthe’s banana bread was.  I asked for the recipe and tweaked it a bit as I always do with recipes.  I don’t use a mixer for this recipe; rather a sturdy fork does all the work.  Great exercise for your arms and you get a better feel for when the ingredients are done being mixed.  Serve bread with butter, cream cheese or cranberry-banana jam.

½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar together until a light yellow color with a fork or mixer.  Mix in eggs and whip until the batter begins to double.  Fold in mashed bananas and vanilla with rubber spatula.  Sift in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Fold in dry ingredients until just incorporated.  Pour mixture into a greased bread pan or 3 mini loaf pans.  Bake for 50 – 60 minutes until center comes out clean with a tooth pick.  If bread begins to brown too quickly, lightly tent with foil.  Cool and slice to serve.