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Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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– Oh my GAAAAWWWDDDD! This was the BEST bread EVER! Here are the changes I made: * 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar * add 1 tsp. vanilla * add 1 tsp. cinnamon * substitute apple sauce for the oil * cooked in a Pampered Chef mini loaf stone pan (4 small loaves) * sprinkled Ghiardelli chocolate cooking chips (60% cocoa) on top * cooked for 57 minutes * I used 3 overly ripe bananas, which was more than 1 cup It is so out of this world…chewy on the outside and moist and dense on the inside…but not overly sweet. I ate a whole mini loaf steaming right of the oven, b/c I couldn’t stop. I’m going to go into a banana bread coma! Delicioso!
– This is wonderful. Yogurt works as well as buttermilk. I also accidentally found out that if you use vanilla yogurt instead of buttermilk, applesauce instead of oil, and cut out the sugar, it’s a pretty good low fat, low sugar treat. Better if it sits for a day so the natural sugars can absorb. I’ve tweaked this recipe a lot and no matter how I make it it’s wonderful! Thanks, Rose!

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in nuts.
Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Nutritional Facts
1 slice: 255 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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