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Bread, Banana I (P, TNT)
Source: Joy of Cooking, modified
Yield: 1 loaf, 8 to 10 slices

1-1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
5-1/3 tbsp. margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed (about 2)
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray a 6-cup loaf pan.

Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

In a large bowl, beat margarine and sugar until lightened in color and texture. Beat in flour mixture until blended and the consistency of brown sugar. Gradually beat in eggs. Fold in mashed bananas and chopped nuts.

Scrape batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes, then unmold to cool completely on the rack.

Slice and enjoy!

Poster's Notes:
I used pecans, not walnuts.

The recipe is adapted from "Joy of Cooking", substituting margarine for butter, since I wanted to keep it pareve. Because I use margarine which is salted, I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp. If you want to try the original recipe (dairy), use unsalted butter and 3/4 tsp. salt.

Posted by Sharon Kuritzky

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A