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This recipe will fill your kitchen with the wonderful aroma of Banana Bread. I can remember growing up as a kid and hoping there would be enough bananas left for my Mom to bake us up some of this mouth watering bread.

Banana Bread

2 1?2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1?4 cups sugar

2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix

1 1?4 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

5 eggs

2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)

1 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts, optional

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in nuts if desired.

Transfer to two greased 8x4x2 loaf pans.

Bake at 350°F for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Makes 2 loaves which you enjoy one right away and freeze the other one to enjoy later.


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