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Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

The thing about Southern food is that it never fails to find its way from one kitchen to another. Food is shared in times of joy, grief, and sickness. Recipes are passed along from one kitchen to the next when they are shared at a party or gathering. This banana nut bread recipe is perfect for taking to someone’s house since the recipe makes two loaves (one to take, and one to enjoy at home).

This banana nut bread comes from a book that was designed to do just that. Fruit of the Vine was put together by the Executive Committee of Jasper Christian Women’s Club in North Alabama some years ago. Like most church and community cookbooks this is a collection of recipes that have been passed around and dishes that have been brought to get-togethers. The women take no claim of ownership over the recipes themselves, but rather enjoy sharing their experiences and takes on these dishes.

Banana Nut Bread

¾ cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking soda
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 ½ tsps. Vanilla extract
¾ cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar together until smooth; add the eggs, beating well. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture along with banana, vanilla, and pecans. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into two well-greased 8 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes. Yield 2 loaves.

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1 Comment

  • Anita 1 year ago Reply

    You are absolutely right about banana nut bread being the perfect gift. You have great ideas . Thanks for posting

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