Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  2. 1 cup granulated sugar

  3. 2 eggs

  4. 1 orange, zest and juice from

  5. OR 1/2 cup of regular orange juice and no zest

  6. 4 bananas (use very ripe bananas) coarsely mashed

  7. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  10. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  11. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  12. 1 teaspoon banana extract

  13. 1 cup chopped pecan or walnuts or a combination (save a little for the bottom of the baking pan)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9×5 loaf pan, sprinkle some chopped nuts in the bottom of the pan (this helps the bread come out easier). In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add the zest, orange juice and bananas- beat to combine. Add banana extract. Mix in the dry ingredients and stir by hand just to combine.

  2. Pour into prepared pan and bake about 1 hour or until a pick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.

  3. This recipe for Banana Bread serves/makes 1 loaf.


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