Friday, April 16, 2010

Banana Nut Bread

This recipe comes from one of the most sweetest lady I will ever know! She was part of my inspiration to start this blog! Last month she left this earth, but will forever be in my Aunt Cetta. Italian, beautiful, funny, a great cook & baker...she had it ALL!!! Some of my most favorite recipes came from her and this is one that I love!

Banana Nut Bread
  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk (or sour cream, but I like buttermilk!)
  • 3 Cup flour (you could use half whole wheat flour too)
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts (we've always used Walnuts)
*Cream butter and sugar in mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and mashed bananas-mix well. Add buttermilk-mix well. Beat in flour gradually, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Lastly, fold in nuts.
Spray 2 loaf pans. Divided the batter between the 2 pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. or until brown and toothpick comes out dry.
Cool in pans for 15 min., then turn out onto wire rack.
***I can never wait till this bread cools...the minute it's out of the oven, I'll cut myself a sliver!
Also, we have always eaten our bread like this: Cut a thick slice, pop it in the toaster till it's lightly golden, then spread some butter on it...OH soooo good!!!
Keep a loaf for yourself and give one to a neighbor or wrap in foil and put in the freezer for when you have company!

Sweet Aunt "C"

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