Banana Bread Recipe

3 very ripe bananas, (medium/large) ½ cup unsalted butter, (8 Tbsp) at room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 cup walnuts ½ cup raisins

INGREDIENTS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a bread loaf pan (9.25 long x 5.25 wide x 2.75 deep). Lightly roast walnuts on a skillet, continuously stirring so they won’t burn. Coarsely chop and cool to room temperature.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a mixing bowl, cream together 8 Tbsp softened butter and 3/4 cup sugar (or honey if using honey). Mash bananas with a fork until the consistency of chunky applesauce and add them to the batter along with 2 eggs, mixing until blended. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together: 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of salt then add to batter.

Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and mix in chopped walnuts and raisins. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake at 350˚F for 55-60 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let banana bread rest for 10 min before transferring to a wire rack to cool.    ENJOY

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