Old fashioned Banana Bread Recipe

an Old Fashioned Banana Bread Recipe, (known back in the days as a tea loaf and meant to be sliced thin and spread with butter before eating.)    Enjoy!

1 cup sugar
2 medium-sized VERY RIPE (brown speckled) bananas
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk (you can use regular milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Walnuts (optional) …as many as you’d like.  We use about 2/3 cup

Oven to 350.   Grease the bottom only of a loaf pan.  In a large bowl mix the first 6 ingredients then stir in the remaining ingredients JUST UNTIL MOISTENED.  The key to a good bread is not to over mix it. If you do you will make it tough.

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Allow to cool completely before slicing.  Otherwise it will tend to crumble.  Freezes well, so make a few at once.

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