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    Default ISO a really good banana bread recipe

    I've found lots on the internet, but I'm hoping that someone can give me one that's tried and true.

    Thanks!

    Chelle

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    I pulled this out of Family Circle a few years ago and love it. I take it with me to brunches or as a hostess gift, and it's done well at bake sales.
    Struesal topped Bannana Bread
    Makes 3 mini loaves, for $2.58
    Prep:10 minutes Make : 350 for 30 minutes

    1 1/2 c all purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 cupmashed bananas (3 small overripe bananas, approx 1 lb)
    2 eggs
    1/3 c sugar
    1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter, melted

    Streusal
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/4 cup butter-softened
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Heat oven to 350, Grease 3 disposable mini losf pans

    Mix together flour, baking powder and soda, salt, nutmeg and cinn. in a medium bowl.

    Beat bananas, eggs, sugar and butter in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Divide batter between pans.

    Streusal: Mix flour sugar butter nutmeg and cinn. in bowl with a fork. It will be crumbly. Sprinkle over top of batter.

    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes-a wooden pick inserted into center should come out clean. If struesal is browning too quickly,cover loosely with foil

    enjoy!

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    I love the one out of the Better Homes and Garden's "New Cook Book"- it also has an awesome recipe for Zuke bread that's to die for too.

    Laura

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    I just made this one today. (and no it didn't have the starter in it) LMAO

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup butter
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas


    Directions
    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly
    grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
    2 In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
    In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown
    sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
    Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to
    moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
    3 Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a
    toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let
    bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

    I altered this recipe by adding a tsp vanilla, walnuts, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I also used real butter not margarine or shortening.
    I just pulled it out and had a piece. I like this recipe. It's moist and flavorful. I would like to keep trying this to perfect it. I am thinking maybe some flavored applesauce and making the sugar half brown and half white sugar.

    I also made two small loaves vs 1 large and my baking time was cut down to 45 minutes.

    I have a really good recipe floating around here somewhere. When I find it, I will post it. This one above just happened to be one I thought I'd try today.

    Sara

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    wow...how funny! i just made 2 loaves of banana bread today!! i had some over ripe bananas i had to use or lose. it is so strange how we all think alike sometimes!

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    Here's mine:

    3 eggs
    1 to 2 cups sugar
    1 c oil
    1 tsp vanilla ---- Mix these 4 ingredients together until well combined. Add 2 or 3 ripe bananas, mashed and stir again.

    Mix together:

    3 c flour
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Add to the banana mixture and mix until smooth. Divide into 2 loaf pans and cook for 1 hour at 325*F.


    This is by far my fam's fav banana bread recipe, and it's really easy and quick. HTH

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    Jerseygirl,
    I made your recipe tonight. I added a bit more sugar and a bit of vanilla, and it is sooooo good. I just wanted to be sure to thank you for posting this.
    The loaves bake up perfect and the topping is so yummy and a wonderful addition.

    Gabe loves it too.
    Sara

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    Glad you like--I really don't bake much so when I find an easy recipe that is this good I like to pass it along.

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    Here's another

    pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
    cup sour cream
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    cup chopped walnuts or pecans

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan or several smaller pans. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, beating well. Sift the dry ingredients together and combine with the butter mixture. Blend well. Add the bananas, sour cream and vanilla. Stir well. Stir in the nuts and pour into the prepared pan. Bake 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.

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    Great recipes, I'm adding them to my collection!

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    Dee has a good one!

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    Here's the one I make -

    Banana Muffins

    1 3/4 cups flour
    3/4 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup oil
    2 ripe bananas, mashed

    Combine all ingredients and blend until well moistened. Spoon the batter into greased muffin tins or into muffin liner cups (fill about 3/4 full). Bake for 18 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden. Remove from muffin tins immediately to cool. Makes about 18 muffins.


    For banana bread just spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and pour the batter in. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center come out clean.

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    for Dee's recipe

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    Okay, I forgot to post it. This has been in my family for over 40 years that I know of. When I was little we lived next door to a man that delivered fruit for a living (we called him the banana man ) and always brought home all the bananas that were going bad. There were always lots of them, so his wife would give mom some too and this is her recipe. Thank you Mrs. Orband wherever you are!

    Banana Bread

    1 cup sugar
    cup crisco or 1 stick margerine
    3 large bananas mashed well or beaten
    2 eggs
    1 teasp. baking soda
    2 cups flour
    1 teasp. salt

    Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients, then add the dry ingredients a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Grease (2) 7" x 3" x 2' bread pans (mine are Ecko brand) or
    (1) regular size bread pan. Margerine tastes better than Pam in this recipe or use butter, I do.

    Bake at 325 - 350 degrees for 1 hour or until it is nicely brown and the top cracks. Check the center with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.

    I have found when using 1 regular size bread pan it takes longer than an hour in my oven, so it may need longer in yours too. Also this makes great muffins but I think the baking time for those is around 25 minutes, I would start checking them at 20 minutes. I think it yeilds around 20-24 muffins.

    The whole key to this recipe is extremely ripe bananas, I'm talking completely black! or very near so. The flavor is awesome.

    **Edited**

    I forgot to add that if you have those aluminum throw away pans 5 3/4" x 3" x 2" (the smallest bread pan looking ones) It will make 4 of those. I get them in the $ store 4-5 in a pack and use them for Christmas gifts when making banana bread. Don't have to worry about getting your pans back and it is a perfect size for a luncheon of snacks for kids.

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    Hey Girls...You can add 3/4 to 1 cup chopped nuts to Dee's banana bread...it is really good!!!!!!

    Dee didn't tell you about the NUTS, because She doesn't like them

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