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Banana Bread - A Family Tradition

In our family we have a tradition of having a loaf of banana nut bread for breakfast for all holidays (mostly Christmas and Easter). Even though both my brother and I have grown and my 3 children are grown it is still expected to have banana bread. Most of our family members preferred it warm with a light amount of butter on the slice. (My mouth is watering as I type this.)

I am going to give you the recipe that my mother developed and wrote down for the first time just a few weeks before she passed away suddenly.

1/2 Cup Oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe (black) bananas
3 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Set oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine and whisk together:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In another large bowl you want combine the oil, sugar,eggs, bananas, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Then slowly add the dry ingredients into the bowl and blend well.

This recipe makes to loaf pans worth of bread. You need to either butter and flour the pans or use a product such as Pam to spray them so the bread won't stick to the pan. After preparing the pans, pour 1/2 of the mixture into each pan.

Place each pan in the oven. Let the bread bake for approximately 1 hour. I use a butter knife and insert the knife into the top of the loaf and pull it out gently. If the knife comes out clean then the bread is ready. Remove from oven.

Let them sit in the pans for approximately 5 minutes, then remove the bread from the pans. Put the loaves onto a cooling rack for approximately 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, you want to wrap each loaf in foil and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.



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arthurchappell wrote on January 8, 2015, 9:58 AM

some pubs I know sell banana bread beer in bottles- tastes great but it is a very strong beer - your recipe sounds good - I must try actual banana bread some time

suzagrace9 wrote on January 8, 2015, 9:59 AM

I can't imagine drinking beer that tastes like bananas. However, I have tried a pumpkin spice ale that I like a lot. emoticon :smile:

peachpurple wrote on January 8, 2015, 10:03 AM

I love banana bread, homemade better than storebought

MaeLou wrote on January 8, 2015, 10:41 AM

This is not a proper image credit, be sure to check out the ? next to the image credit location when you go to edit your post to view what we are looking for.

suzagrace9 wrote on January 8, 2015, 10:48 AM

I found a different picture and put that credit on here. Sorry.

FreyaYuki wrote on January 8, 2015, 12:32 PM

Sorry to hear about your mother. Love banana bread. This looks like a good recipe for it.