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Ingredients

2-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 ripe bananas (1-1/2 cups), mashed
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup toasted pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment or waxed paper. Sift togther 2-1/2 cups flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; set aside. In a small bowl, combine bananas, milk, honey and vanilla. Set aside. In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Reduce speed to low and alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Beat just until blended. In a small bowl, combine nuts with remaining one tablespoon flour and mix well; add to batter. Pour into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of bread comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Run a knife around inside rim of pan to remove bread, peel off paper from bottom and cool completely on a wire rack.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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