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Ingredients

2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice, thawed and undiluted
2 large eggs
1 cup raisins
1/2 to 1 cup nuts, chopped

Instructions

Sift dry ingredients together. Mix bananas, orange juice and eggs together in a bowl and add raisins and nuts. Stir just to combine. Add dry ingredients and mix until just moist. Do not overbeat. Put in a lightly greased loaf pan 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes or until done. Cool 5-10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Then remove from pan and cool on the rack.

Gladys Helkenn
Stockton, Iowa



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