Sunday, January 25, 2009

Banana Bread

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups mashed bananas
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a loaf pan; set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture; set aside.
  4. In another bowl combine the egg, bananas, sugar, cooking oil, and lemon peel. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir until just moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in nuts.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

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