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Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) soft butter
2 large eggs
3 large bananas (ripe) sliced
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup pecans; chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Grease one 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 metal loaf pan. Cream sugar and butter in large mixing bowl, until thoroughly mixed. Stir in eggs. Add bananas and mix thoroughly. Add flour, pecans, baking soda and salt. Gently stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Place pan in cold, not pre-heated, oven. Set oven to 300 degrees. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes on wire rack. Remove bread from pan and cool completely right side up. Makes 1 loaf

Kathy Bedford, Moline



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