- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (~2 large bananas)
- 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips
Instructions – how to make banana bread:
Heat oven to 325F.
In large mixer bowl, beat together sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in bananas and lemon rind. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Then add to banana mixture and stir until combined.
Fold in nuts and/or chocolate chips.
Pour into well-greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until done (toothpick test).
Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Makes one loaf.
Banana bread is a kind of bread that is made using mashed fully ready bananas. It is a moist, fairly sweet, cake-like loaf of bread. Banana bread very first started to be a regular element of US cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda along with baking powder in the 1930s, was published in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook, later on received more popularity with the launch of the first Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950.