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The Best Banana Bread!Ever!
The best banana bread recipe EVER!
This recipe has been handed down to me by my mother in law and I use it to make several loafs at one time mainly because usually once people get to eatting it they cant stop. I always end up making a double batch so that everyone has enough to eat and take some home with them also. At christmas time I usually end up giving out the bigger loafs and make lots of loafs to make sure I have enough to go around and that we also have enough for our house.
I usually gather all my ingredients before I begin so that once I get started I dont have to worry about if I cant find something or that I dont have something. This option will give me time so that if I need to run out to the store I can.
You will need to have several bread loaf pans available or you will be making loaf after loaf until you are out of batter. I typically butter my pans and then coat them with just a little flour to make sure that the bread doesnt stick to the pan. I then pour about 1/2 a pan full of batter so this will allow enough room for the bread to rise while baking.
You will want to have your oven preheated to 350 degrees and you will want to bake the bread for about 50-60 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Once the bread is done I usually take it right out of the pan and set it on a cool wire rack to cool off. Unless someone in the house wants some and wants it cutted right then and there. I know it tastes better hot out of the oven. Either way it is very delicious and will have everyone asking for more once its all gone.
1 Stick of Butter at Room Temp.
1 cup white sugar
3 very ripe banana's
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Cups of flour
1/2 Cups of chopped walnuts
You will want to mix all the wet ingredients first with a mixer on slow speed. Start first with the banana's and make sure they are mushed up really well, Then add the stick of butter. After you add the butter you will want to mix again until very well mixed. After this I would recommand that you add the sugar and mix well. Then add the baking soda and salt. Once this is completed add the eggs.
Once these steps have been completed then you will want to measure and add the flour and mix very well. After you have added the flour you are going to have to add in the walnuts if you choose to add them. This ingredient is optional. I personally dont use them in my bread because you just dont know who might have an allergy to the nuts.