Banana Bread
Yields: 2 Loafs

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1 cup sugar
3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons salad oil
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3 medium)

Heat oven to 350°.  Grease and flour 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan or two
8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2-inch loaf pans.  Measure all ingredients into large mixing bowl; beat on medium speed 1/2 minute, scraping side and bottom of bowl constantly.

Pour into pan(s).  Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from pan; cool thoroughly before slicing.

*If using self-rising, omit baking powder and salt.

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