Alice's Banana Bread

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Ingredients (10)

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas - don't use black bananas! One starter spot will do.
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of soft butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 vanilla bean pod - should yield approx. 1/2 tsp of vanilla bean
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of whole pecans
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Summary

My name is not Alice – but Alice gave me this recipe – so I owe her credit.
I could never duplicate a moist, tender Banana bread until this year and the recipe is so simple – that the first time I made it I thought hmm… she may have left out some important ingredient or something…but it turned out so here it is.
I know Banana bread – how boring… especially when I have called myself cheffin’it at home. – Just trying out this site to see if I like it before I share my greater kitchen adventures…

The trick is your oven – if it’s too hot or if you are using metal pans – beware you will wreck it. Insulated or glass seems to work best. The muffins I made turned out great too using unbleached muffin cups!

Instructions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 350.
    Butter and Flour one loaf pan. Line 6 muffin tin with non-bleached muffin cups. In a large bowl mash Bananas, add eggs, sugar, butter, vanillas. Beat for at least 3 minutes.
  2. 2In small bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Then add gradually to the wet mixture. Mix until almost combined and add your pecans.
  3. 3Fill your loaf pan 3/4 full. Bake for 45 minutes plus maybe 15 minutes. Check to ensure your loaf is rising nicely and will not overbake.
    The muffins will take 20 – 22 minutes so leave space in your oven to slide them in half way through the loaf bake time.
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