I received this from my mother-in-law and it's become my favorite banana bread recipe. The carrots add a special touch.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, bananas and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in carrots and pecans. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
- Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Carrot Banana Bread in Country Extra September 2000, p51
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