Banana Bread

1 stick of butter softened to room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs room temperature
1/3 cup buttermilk ( or you can use Greek Yogurt)
2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 large ripe bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans/ walnuts (optional, I didn’t use any
nuts in this recipe.

Preheat oven to 350 , Lightly spray a 9×5 loaf pan with
non stick spray.

Make the bread using a mixer, cream together the butter and brown
sugar on medium speed, about 3 minutes. On medium speed, add the eggs one
at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the buttermilk, mashed
bananas and vanilla on medium speed for 1 minute.

Set aside.

In a large bowl , toss the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together
until combined. Using a large spoon or rubber spatula slowly mix the dry
ingredients into the wet ingredients.Slowly stir everything together until
no more flour pockets remain. Do not overmix. If you decide to use nuts, fold
them in at this time. Spoon the batter into prepared pan and bake for 60-65 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire

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