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Moist Banana Bread

 Moist Banana Bread
I found this recipe in a family cookbook, and it’s been a favorite ever since. Everyone seems to like it, even those who don’t normally care for banana bread.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5 medium)
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first six
  • ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla.
  • Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in nuts if
  • desired.
  • Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake 55-65 minutes or
  • until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12
  • slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice (calculated without nuts) equals 230 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.