Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2 very ripe medium bananas, peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 C. butter or margarine, chilled cut in 6 pieces

1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour

3/4 C. sugar

2 eggs

1/4 C. milk

2 tsp. lemon juice or white vinegar or vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Beat on medium until well blended

1/2 C. walnuts or pecans (optional) chopped in small pieces

Add and beat on low for about a minute just to get everything well blended.

Beat bananas and butter or margarine on low until well blended. Add almost all the remaining ingredients except the nuts and beat on medium. Add the walnut or pecans and beat on low until everything is well blended. Turn into a greased 9 X 5-inch loaf pan. Bake until the bread springs back when touched lightly in the center. (About 55 to 60 minutes). Cool before removing from the pan. A food processor or mixer may be used if desired.

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