Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread
1/2 c. margarine, softened
1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
4 overripe bananas, mashed
2 c. all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease loaf pan.
In large bowl, cream together margarine and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in vanilla and banana.
In smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips, if desired. Pour into loaf pan.
Bake for one hour, or until bread tests for doneness.
*I like to sprinkle walnuts and/or chocolate chips on the top before baking.
*I recently tried this with chopped peanuts instead of walnuts and it gave a great flavor! I also sprinkled some Pampered Chef® Sweet Caramel Sprinkle on top, which gave it a nice crunch and sweet, flavorful crust.
Tip: When your bananas start to turn brown, peel them, wrap them in foil, and freeze them. When you get ready to make your bread, take four out of the freezer, unwrap them, and place them in a bowl to thaw. They will not look appetizing, but they’re perfectly fine. You can make your bread whenever you want and not have to wait for the bananas to be just right.