Yumm. Who doesn't love a tasty moist slice of banana bread?! Banana bread is a quick yummy homemade treat for the kids lunch box and a wonderful way to recycle those over-ripe black bananas that I always seem to have in my fruit basket.
I've made this recipe many times and it's pretty forgiving if you're up to making it with your kids. Always moist and always a hit.
Banana Bread - makes 1 large loaf
1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 and 1/2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of mashed over-ripe bananas
1/2 cup of plain or vanilla yougurt (non fat works fine as well)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Butter 9"X5"X3" loaf pan
Using electric mixer, cream butter & sugar well. Add the eggs and beat well.
In a seperate bowl combine all of the dry ingredients and then combine with the butter mixture and blend well. Add the bananas, yogurt and vanilla stir well. Stir in the chopped nuts and pour into loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean. Wait until cooled to slice.