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Yuletide Banana Bread

 Yuletide Banana Bread
Rich but relatively fuss-free, this is no ordinary banana loaf! Regina Albright of Southaven, Mississippi fills her quick bread with macadamia nuts, raisins and coconut to create a memorable treat.
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole macadamia nuts, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a food processor or blender, process 1/2 cup macadamia nuts until
  • ground; set aside. Chop remaining nuts; set aside. In a bowl, cream
  • butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and ground nuts; stir
  • into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in bananas, raisins,
  • coconut and chopped nuts
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 252 calories,

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Yuletide Banana Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.