Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Strawberry Banana Bread

I had ripe bananas to use and strawberries in the fridge. This was delicious! I sent this to work with Kathleen and everyone liked it.
Strawberry Banana Bread

½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten 
1 t almond extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
1½ cups fresh strawberries chopped and tossed in 1 T flour 
1 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray two 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and almond extract and mix until combined. 

Slowly add dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. Fold in floured covered strawberries and pecans. 

Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375 F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F and bake for an additional 30 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.  Finish cooling on a cooling rack.

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