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Banana and Nut Bread

This banana nut bread smells heavenly in the oven and comes out moist and chock-full of flavor and crunchy nuts.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans.
  • Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaf in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 239 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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