On the Menu: Melt In Your Mouth Banana Bread


{image via Smitten Kitchen; no relation to my recipe.  just a pretty picture}

This recipe comes from Orange, Texas where my mom grew up.  Mary Martell was one of my grandmother's best friends and she loved to cook.  To celebrate one of Mary's big birthdays, her family and friends surprised her with a cookbook full of collected recipes.  I go to this book often for Southern favorites and comfort food.  This banana bread is delicious and incredibly moist!  Freezes well too!  I baked this yesterday...

2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups flour
4 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups bananas, very ripe, mashed
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix oil and sugar together in a large bowl.  Add the eggs and mashed bananas, mix well.  Mix all dry ingredients together and add to the other ingredients. Mix just until well blended. Stir in nuts if desired. Put in 2 well greased medium loaf pans. Bake 55 minutes.


1 comment:

  1. oooh, this sounds delicious...i am gearing to try your peanut butter cake this wknd :))