Tuesday, November 12, 2019


adapted from :
makes :    1 - 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf

Ingredients :

1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
3/4  cup  granulated white sugar
1  tsp  baking powder
1/4  tsp  baking soda
1/4  tsp  salt
2  large  eggs,  lightly beaten
1/2  cup  unsalted butter,  melted & cooled
3  ripe  large bananas,  approximately 1 pound,  mashed well  (about 1 1/2 cups)
1  tsp  pure vanilla extract

Garnish :   (optional)


Method :

1.  Preheat oven to 350'F/180'C.  Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.  Set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

3.  In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract.  With a rubber spatula, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky.  (The important thing is not to over mix the batter.  You do not want it smooth.  Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread).

4.  Scrape the batter into prepared pan and place some walnuts on top of the batter for garnish.  Bake until bread is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes (mine takes about 45 minutes, depending on your oven).  Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

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