Banana Bread

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This recipe makes one loaf of moist banana bread, which can be served warm, cold, or toasted and slathered with butter. Banana bread makes a delicious bread pudding if you substitute toasted banana bread cubes for half of the bread called for in any recipe.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 medium very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine sugar, honey, and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and light yellow in color.
  • Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add bananas; mix well.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the batter, mixing well. Fold in the pecans.
  • Scrape batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack.