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Blender Banana Bread

Banana Bread is a Minnesota classic!  The first recipe in the US was published back in 1933 by Minnesota’s own, Pillsbury.  But The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, says she has the best banana bread recipe EVER and her secret is a blender!

½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, sliced (if they are small, use 4)
2 cups flours
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, blend together oil and brown sugar. Add in eggs, one egg at a time and blend. Add bananas and vanilla and blend until smooth. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Spoon the banana mixture from the blender into the bowl with the dry ingredients and 2/3 cup milk. Mix all together until mixture is well combined. Spoon batter into 2 greased 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pans or 1 large greased 9 ½ or 10 inch loaf pan. Bake for 46-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for about 15 minutes and carefully remove loaf from pan.

Notes: Like nuts? You can stir 1 cup chopped walnuts into the batter before baking if you like.