The BEST banana bread recipe

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The BEST banana bread recipe

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (plus a bit extra for sprinkling)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large, very ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, if desired.
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  1. First, in a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Next, in a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla until combined. Then, mix in the eggs and bananas.
  3. After that, gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture until well combined. Then, if you’re adding pecans, stir them on in! You could also add chocolate chips if you like!
  4. If you really want to take this banana bread to the next level (you do), sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on the bottom of a greased loaf pan, like this:
  5. The sugar will caramelize and make things extra delicious!
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading with a spatula to make sure it’s evenly distributed. Then, if you want to really, REALLY take it to the next level (you do, promise), sprinkle a bit more brown sugar over the top, like this:
  7. Bake at 325 for 30-45 minutes, or until brown on top and baked all the way through!

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