Banana Bread

Dec 13, 2012

So Christmas is coming quickly and I am thinking of possible presents for friends and neighbors. I want to make something easy and simple that others will hopefully enjoy! Every year my mom makes plates of Christmas cookies to take to friends and I would like to start something like that this year. I was thinking of what I could make and one of my go-to recipes came to mind. I love banana bread and it is very simple to make! I think there will be a slice or two on my Christmas treat plates this year! As we get closer to Christmas I will post more recipes of goodies that I will include on my gift plates :)

Banana Bread

1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
2 Eggs
1 tsp Lemon or Lime juice
4-5 mashed ripe Bananas
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda

In a mixing bowl cream your sugar, butter, eggs and lemon juice. 

Add bananas and mix well.

Sift in flour and baking soda. Beat until blended.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. 

When it is golden brown and firm in the middle it is ready to come out. You will be able to see very easily if the middle isn't cooked through. Let it cool for half an hour before you remove it from the pan. 

Place on a cutting board and slice it up. You can add it to a plate of goodies for neighbors or keep it all for yourself! 

Here is a helpful tip: I like to make this every month or so and slice it up. I keep out a few slices to eat for the next couple of days but I will put the rest in sandwich bags and throw them in the freezer. I found that if I put a whole loaf in the freezer I never pull it out... so I place them in individual bags so I can pull one out at night and then enjoy it for breakfast the next morning! 

I hope you enjoy banana bread as much as I do!!!!
xo Shelly


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