Banana Bread

From Joy of Cooking

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • ½ c sugar
  • 3 T butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups mashed bananas (about 4 over-ripe)
  • ⅓ c water
  • 1⅔ c all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t baking powder
  • ½ c chopped nuts or chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease bottom of loaf pan.

Mix sugar and margarine, stir in eggs. Add bananas and water; beat 30 seconds. Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts just until moistened; stir in nuts (or chocolate chips). Pour into pan.

Bake 1¼ hours for 8-inch loaf: 55 to 60 minutes for 9-inch loaf.