Banana Bread

I've been using this recipe for years, adapting it here and there. The paper it's printed on is well-worn and crusted with numerous previous batter accidents.
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Banana Bread

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
5 smashed overripe bananas (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 cups whole wheat flour (you can also use all-purpose flour)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and smashed bananas, mix well. (I just peel and squish 'em with my hands above the bowl...it's more fun that way.) Add banana mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten. Pour batter into a greased 9x5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes.



Laura said...

I'm recently new to your blog and tried out this recipe and loved it!!! Thanks for a wonderful banana bread that doesn't go dry within 24 hours!
I've made it numerous times now and my family just gobbles it up :)

willowsprite said...

No problem, Laura! I'm glad you and your family enjoy it. :)