Crunchy Banana Bread…nothing like it hot from the oven

Crunchy Banana Bread…nothing like it hot from the oven

Nothing says comfort food like the smell and taste of crunchy banana bread or muffins. Whenever I see I have three ripe bananas in the fruit bowl I take a few minutes to prepare a loaf of banana bread.

Ingredients

Dry ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup of fresh milk

Optional ingredients
1/2 cup Chopped walnuts OR
1/2 cup Chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 400 and prepare muffin cups or 350 and grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and set aside.

Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and form a well in the center.

Combine the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl and add to the dry ingredients by folding in until they are moist. (Don’t use a mixer for this batter.)

Stir in the nuts if you choose to.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups or the greased loaf pan.

The muffins should bake at 400 for 18 to 20 minutes.
The loaf should bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Pour a cold glass of milk and make someone smile! Just another way of saying “I love you”.

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