Easy Banana Bread


Do not throw away overripe bananas!  Turn these bananas into delicious banana bread for your family.

INGREDIENTS

3 or 4 overripe bananas, depending on size of banana (the skin of banana turns black)
1 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 and 1/2 sticks of butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp banana essence (optional)
2 cup flour, shifted
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted lightly
few pecans, halved for decoration
 

METHOD

(1)  Preheat over to 350 F.  Spray baking pan with oil. 
(2)  Mash bananas with fork.  Add sugar, and whisk with hand or electric blender till the mixture is well combined, about 3 minutes. 
(3)  Add melted butter, vanilla essence, banana essence and eggs.  Whisk gently for another 3 minutes. Do not overblend.
(4)  Add shifted flour, baking soda, and salt.  Using a spatula, mix well in the mixture.
(5)  Fold in walnuts and stir to combine.
(6)  Pour gently into baking pan, and tap gently on counter to remove air.
(7)  Decorate the top with pecan halves, and put in oven for baking. 
(8)  Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Turn the baking pan every 25 minutes for even browning. 
(9)  Using a wooden skewer, insert in the middle of bread to check whether the bread is done.  If the wooden skewer comes out clean, the bread is done.
(10)  Before serving, slice the bread and toast till crispy.  Serve with your favorite butter or bread spread.
 
Note:  Don’t get nervous if the banana bread cracks in the middle.  It is typical 😉 
 

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