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Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread

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Serves 1 loaf | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 45-55 minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (3 or medium, ripe to over-ripe)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350˚ F.

Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter in a medium mixing bowl.

Gradually add the sugar, beating well.

Add the eggs, flour, baking soda, salt, bananas, vanilla, and pecans, mix well.

Pour the batter into a well-greased 9x5 inch loaf pan or an 8x8 inch cake pan.

Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then remove bread and cool completely on a wire rack.

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This is an Old-Fashioned Banana Nut Bread recipe adapted from the

Breakfast and Brunch volume of the Oxmoor House Southern Heritage Cookbook Library.

It's my absolute favorite banana bread recipe of all time!

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