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Aug. 6, 2006

Bonanza banana bread!

by Courtney Burtraw, Online Weekend Editor
No matter how much you like the fruit, there comes a time in everyone's life when they are faced with a bunch of overly ripe bananas. What better way to impress friends and family than to present them with fresh, homemade banana bread? This moist, sweet recipe is delicious for breakfast, or can be served with fruit for dessert. It's a great way to put to good use bananas that are past their prime, without just throwing them away.

Makes 12 Servings

When life hands you bananas, make some banana bread!  <i>photo courtesy of</i>
When life hands you bananas, make some banana bread! photo courtesy of

- 9 x 5 inch loaf pan
- large mixing bowl
- smaller mixing bowl
- mixing spoon

- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt

3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended

4. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan

5.. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean

6. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack

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  • Lie on August 8, 2006 at 5:38 PM
    Heck yes! Banana bread is the best!!
  • banana man on August 9, 2006 at 11:30 PM
    banana bread is godly
  • Dempsey (View Email) on August 16, 2006 at 3:25 AM
    Cool article. I'm gonna make some!
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