Quick & Easy Banana Bread

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Yield: 1 loaf, about 16 slices

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This is a kids' lunchbox favorite, and a good use for bananas just past their prime.

Quick & Easy Banana Bread

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Yield: 1 loaf, about 16 slices
Published: 08/22/2012

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark, firmly packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 1/2 medium bananas)
  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur Flour All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan.

2) In a large bowl, stir together the oil and sugar.

3) Add the eggs and beat until well blended.

4) Add the mashed bananas, baking mix, and nutmeg, mixing until blended.

5) Stir in the walnuts.

6) Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

7) Bake the bread for 40 minutes, then gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top, to prevent over-browning.

8) Bake until the top springs back and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (or perhaps with a few wet crumbs clinging to it), an additional 20 to 25 minutes.

9) Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Run a table knife around the edges, turn it out of the pan, and cool it completely on a rack.

Yield: 1 loaf, about 16 slices.

Reviews

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  • star rating 08/22/2014
  • Roxy from Palo Alto, CA
  • This Banana Bread is REALLY delicious! Not too sweet (I was worried) and not altered, except for the use of pecans instead of walnuts. I used ounces to measure. What a wonderful way to use over-ripe bananas and baking mix! (I hope I have helped to restore the honor of this recipe.)
  • star rating 02/23/2014
  • Reggie from Maine
  • This recipe must be missing something mine looks nothing like banana bread in the picture. It came out flat and dense with no rise at all.
    This recipe uses All Purpose Baking Mix - which includes all purpose flour, leavening and salt. Using all purpose flour will result in that flat, dense loaf! We hope you try this recipe again - happy baking! Irene@KAF
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