Banana Bread Ultimate


Banana Bread Ultimate


*1 cup sugar

*1 stick unsalted butter, softened

*2 large eggs

*3 ripe bananas, mashed

*2 Tablespoons milk

*1 tsp. vanilla extract

*1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

*2 cups whole wheat flour

*1 teaspoon baking powder

*1 teaspoon baking soda

*1 teaspoon salt

*3/4 cup chopped pecans 


*Preheat the oven to 325*F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the loaf pan with a slice of parchment paper to avoid sticking.

*Beat the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

*In a small bowl, mix together the bananas, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

*Add the banana mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

*Beat in the chopped pecans by hand.

*Pour batter into pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.