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Kevin Chaisson’s Favourite Banana Bread



Kevin Chaisson’s Favourite Banana Bread

  • 1/4cups sugar
  • 1/2cup butter, softened (If you’re on PEI, ADL butter is the best!)
  • 2eggs
  • 1 1/2cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
  • 1/2cup buttermilk
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup chopped nuts, if desired
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.

    Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans.

    Bake 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.