I'm pretty sure I've finally got one of the best Banana Bread recipes ever! I just love how dense and moist it is and it's not lacking in banana taste like some are. This recipe will make two loaves of bread. Which is a good thing because we devoured the first one in record time!
5 very ripe bananas
1 Cup Butter/ 2 sticks (you can substitute shortening if you need too)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease 2 - 9x5 inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, mash bananas and stir in the eggs until well blended. Set aside.
In large bowl, beat shortening and gradually add sugar. Stir in vanilla and banana mixture. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; blend into batter. Add walnuts if desired. Divide between the prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Grab a cup of coffee and have a slice (or two)!
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