Banana Nut Bread

imageOpie asks Andy at the dinner table if they are rich or poor.
Andy: I’d say we’re better off than a lot of people. Got. a roof over our heads, Aunt Bee–finest food you ever put in your mouth–Barney for a friend. Yeah, in some ways I’d say we are rich.
Barney: You see, Opie, it ain’t only the materialistic things in this world that makes a person rich. There’s love and friendship. That can make a person rich.

I’ve made banana nut bread several times with my mom, but this was a first for me on my own. The recipe is from my favorite cook book, and it turned out great. (Can’t wait to have this with some coffee!)

Here’s how to make it:

1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed banana (2 average-sized bananas should do the trick)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream together butter and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts.

Pour into well-greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or till done. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Wrap and store overnight.

Have a blessed day!
~Courtney

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)

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