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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I’ve had Banana Bread on the brain for days…so today is the day we bring this baby to life…enjoy any time of day with your favorite coffee, hot tea (mine is Green Tea with Jasmine), or glass of milk. 

Fun Fact:  Jasmine Green Tea contains polyphenols (micro-nutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods that are packed with antioxidants) and antioxidants including epigallocatechin gallate (the main polyphenol in green tea found to have many health benefits) that has been shown to prevent cancer.  I drink some form of green tea every night.

Ingredients

6 Ripe Bananas*

1 ½ Cups Sugar

Pinch of Salt

2 Eggs, beaten

½ Cup Butter, melted

2 tsp Baking Soda

3 Tbsp Water

4 Cups Flour, sifted

FIRST Mash bananas and blend in the sugar, salt and beaten eggs

SECOND Stir melted butter into banana mixture

THIRD Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to the sifted flour

FOURTH Combine the flour mixture and the banana mixture; mix well

FIFTH Grease (cooking spray or butter) and flour your baking dish/loaf pans, to prevent your bread from sticking

SIXTH Bake at 350 F for 45 – 60 minutes, checking with a toothpick until it comes out clean

Makes two (2) big leaves or four (4) small loaves

*You can save your ripe bananas by freezing them when they’re ripe and using at a later date

This recipe is from my old cookbook collection, that I so dearly love, A Collection from Note-able Cooks, benefiting the Kansas State University Music Service Guild (page 69); year of publication unknown.

Photo by Whitney Wright on Unsplash

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