Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Kana Okada
Makes 1 loaf
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
135
minutes

Ingredients

1/2
cup
(1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for the pan
1 1/2
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1
teaspoon
baking powder
1/2
teaspoon
kosher salt
1/4
teaspoon
baking soda
3
ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/2
cup
granulated sugar
1/2
cup
light brown sugar
2
large eggs
1
teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
1
cup
pecans, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Butter an 8½-by-4½-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, bananas, granulated and light brown sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not overmix); fold in the pecans.
  3. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes (tent with foil if top browns too quickly). Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Kate Merker

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 169
  • Fat 19 g
  • Sat Fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 68 mg
  • Sodium 203 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Carbohydrate 45 g
  • Sugar 26 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Calcium 40 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.