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My Favorite Banana Bread Recipe!


Even with the warm Seattle summer weather, I love the smell of a delicious baked good in my kitchen. What is one of my tried and true recipes? Banana bread. Why? I, almost, always have the ingredients on hand and it is a great way to use up overly ripe bananas.

Here is the simple recipe:

Kimm's Banana Bread
Oven: 350 degrees F
Time: 40-50 minutes
Bakeware: 9 inch x 5 inch basic non-stick loaf pan, lined with parchment paper and greased with soften butter

In kitchen mixer, with the paddle attachment, cream together until nice and fluffy (about 10-15 mins):
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted soften butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

In a small bowl, combine:
2 eggs
2 overly ripe bananas
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Slowly add to butter-sugar mixture

In a medium bowl, combine:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Add to mixture and slowly mix until the batter is combined and even. 

Pour into loaf pan and bake away. It is done once a paring knife i…

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