Sunday, January 10, 2010

Best Banana Bread Ever

1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter at room temperature plus butter for pan
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush 8x5x3 inch loaf pan with butter.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

Cream 1/2 cup of butter and sugar on medium speed of blender until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then the mashed bananas. Add dry ingredients, then pecans and stir to combine. Put batter in pan.

Bake until golden brown when bread pulls away from sides of pan -- 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours.

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