Awesome Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf or 12 muffins. Recipe is from King Arthur Flour.
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup, or 2 to 3, mashed ripe bananas
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
22⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup plain yogurt, regular or low-fat
1 cup chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips or coconut, optional
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour the baking pan.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar and oil. Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Quickly stir all the dry ingredients into the banana mixture. Stir in the yogurt and nuts, fruit, or chips, if using, then pour the mixture into the baking pan.
4. Bake a loaf for an hour, muffins for 20 minutes. If the loaf appears to be browning too quickly, cover it loosely with foil. Remove the bread of muffins from the oven, and let rest in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.
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