Banana nut bread is one of the Loon’s favorite treats on the morning of Thanksgiving. The banana nut bread recipe is so good fresh out of the oven, with a little butter smeared on. Yum!
- 5 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup diced Maraschino cherries optional
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and butter a loaf pan
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until the consistency of brown sugar
In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder
Beat in the flour mixture into the butter/sugar cream mixture
Slowly beat in the eggs
Fold in the bananas, pecans and cherries
Pour into prepared loaf oven
Bake in oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Test with a toothpick. After inserting, is should come out clean. That's when it's done.
Cool slightly on a rack. Remove from pan and slice.