After Monya and Aunt Marti tried the banana bread recipe I had posted, Monya sent me her recipe of banana bread! As Monya says, this is a slightly heavier banana bread, but still equally good. Corrie was protecting his spot as darling grandchild when he said it tasted almost as good as Monya’s. 😉
On a side note, as you can tell I had to make mine a few minutes longer…any helpful hints on how to get banana bread to bake evenly? I always have trouble with the middle not cooking as quickly as the rest! I’ve tried metal and ceramic bread dishes and altered the amount of batter.
Monya’s Banana Bread
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 tsp. soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup finely grated carrots
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup nuts, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the mashed bananas, sugar, oil, and eggs. Mix for 2 minutes.
Sift together the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Fold into banana mixture. Stir in carrots and optional nuts, if using.
Spoon into greased and floured 9 x 5 bread pan.
Bake for 55 minutes. Cool in the pan completely and then wrap in foil.
Store overnight before slicing.