Saturday, January 10, 2009
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 10 (4 1/2x2 1/2x1 1/2-inch) mini loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, mix sugar and butter with spoon. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Divide batter evenly among pans, filling each with about 1/2 cup batter.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.
Serving Size: 1 slice
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