Banana Bread

Presented by Chef Cynthia Ferich

1/4 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 very ripe bananas, mashed

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Cream butter and sugar, add beaten egg, lemon juice, and well-mashed bananas.  Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and add to butter mixture. Add pecans if desired.  Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.  Cool bread for 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Great for those leftover bananas!

Serving Suggestion:  Prepare in muffin cups for banana muffins.  For chocolate chip banana bread/muffins, combine 1 cup of mini-chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of flour and fold into prepared batter prior to adding to bread pan or muffin cups.

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