ULTIMATE BLUE RIBBON BANANA BREAD
Cuisine: baking
Author: Mrs Butterfingers
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
A richly flavoured banana loaf generously studded with walnuts with just a touch of cinnamon.
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • l tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups walnuts coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder,cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir together bananas, buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Using a stand mixer whip butter with brown sugar until well combined.
  4. Beat in eggs, one by one.
  5. Then beat in the banana mixture until combined.
  6. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir just until combined.
  7. Stir in the walnuts until just combined.
  8. Pour into a grease 9 x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan. ( Do not use a smaller sized loaf pan.)
  9. Bake in a 350F oven until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
  10. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes.
  11. Turn out onto rack; let cool completely.
Recipe by Mrs. Butterfingers at http://mrsbutterfingers.com/?p=2919