Banana Bread – Banana Split Bread

banana bread

Banana Bread

1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4) (really ripe!)
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla <– I use banana flavoring!
2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp, salt
1/2 cups chopped nuts

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. b eat in eggs. Mix mashed bananas, milk, and vanilla.

Mix flour, salt and baking soda and blend in, alternating with banana mixture. Stir in nuts. Turn into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

Bake in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn out of pan and cool completely. Yield 1 loaf or 8-10 inch Bundt pan.

To make Banana Split Bread… add 1/2 cup ‘Milk Chocolate’ chocolate chips and 1/2 cup maraschino cherries. Stir in with nuts.

For Fun… once the pan is greased, rather then using flour in the pan, use sugar! I prefer using raw sugar, sugar creates a wonderful sparkly coating and helps it come out of a pan.

Once the cake is cool try making a glaze…
1 cup of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of milk – less for thicker glaze
1 teaspoon vanilla but.. for banana bread.. use Banana Flavoring instead!
whisk it up and spoon it on. Let it drip over the cake

enjoy!

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