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Ingredients

2 or 3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup margarine, melted
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mash bananas and mix in margarine and sugar. Beat eggs in a small bowl, then add to banan mixture and beat. Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Alternatives: May add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Recipe may be baked in 2 or 3 small loaf pans rather than 1 large pan.

Jean Sherf, Moline



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