Banana Bread

Adapted from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp vanilla powder

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 1/3 cup canola oil

3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 cup buttermilk (I mixed 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and enough milk to make 1/2 cup and let sit for a few minutes)


Preheat oven to 350 F.   Grease 2 loaf pans or one bundt pan.  Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla powder.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix together eggs, sugar and canola oil on medium-low speed until combined.  Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.  Add the bananas and buttermilk.  Beat on medium until just combined.  Pour into prepared pans and bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool 10 minutes in the pan.  Remove from pans and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.