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How To make Banana Bread

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This recipe is hearty and healthy. A great recipe to use up all those over-ripe bananas. A great tea-time treat with your favourite cuppa. You could also add chopped walnuts or pecan nuts for a crunchy texture.
What you'll need: 
7oz plain flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2 1/2 oz butter or margarine at room temperature
4 oz caster sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, beaten
Pre-heat the oven at Gas 4. Grease and flour a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2in loaf tin.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, if using, into a bowl. If using the chopped walnuts or pecan nuts, add them to these dry ingredients.
In another bowl, combine the butter with the caster sugar and beat thoroughly until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the mashed bananas and eggs, and mix well. Add to the dry ingredients and mix quickly and thoroughly.
Spoon into the greased loaf tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer is inserted in the centre and comes out clean.
Cool the bread for 5 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
An absolutely delicious tea-time treat.


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