Friday, October 11, 2013

Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread
1 ½ c melted butter
1 ¾ c. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 ½ tsp. vanilla extract & 2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
4 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
grated rind from one orange
2 c. mashed ripe bananas soaked in 1 c. strong black coffee
1 c. raisins and chopped nuts

In a bowl, mix together the mashed bananas and coffee. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time. Then add in the vanilla, almond extract, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange rind. Then add flour mixture and banana mixture (including all the coffee) alternately to butter mixture. Mix gently. Then add nuts and raisins. Grease two loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

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