Banana-Nut Bread

Use bananas that have turned dark brown.


Makes 1 loaf

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

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

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

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.

November 2004
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