Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 45-55 minutes
  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Preparation Time: 15 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
  2. Using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Gradually add the sugar, beating well.
  4. Add the eggs, flour, baking soda, salt, bananas, vanilla, and pecans, mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into a well-greased 9x5 inch loaf pan or an 8x8 inch cake pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then remove bread and cool completely on a wire rack.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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!