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Banana Bread

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 55

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(from Cook's Illustrated)

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 very ripe, darkly speckled large bananas, mashed well
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
6 tbl (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla


Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.

Combine the flour, sugar, salt baking soda in a large bowl with a whisk.

Mix the mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla with a wooden spoon in a medium bowl.

Lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined and the batter looks thick and chunky.

Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

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