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Banana-Nut Bread

Yield Makes 1 loaf
Use bananas that have turned dark brown.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Lemon Curd (optional, see recipe)

How to Make It

  1. Beat 1 cup sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla, beating well.

  2. Combine flour and baking soda; add to banana mixture, beating until just combined. Stir in chopped pecans.

  3. Pour into a greased and floured 8-inch loaf pan.

  4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Serve with Lemon Curd, if desired.