Prep time: about 90 minutes
What you need:
- 2 eggs
- 1-3/4 c. sifted flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/3 c. vegetable oil
- 2/3 c. sugar
- 1 c. mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
Equipment and supplies:
- oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
- measuring cups and spoons
- small bowl
- medium-size bowl
- large bowl
- bread pan coated with nonstick cooking spray
What to do:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Beat eggs well in a small bowl.
- In a medium-size bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, add the vegetable oil. Add the sugar a little bit at a time, and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy.
- Add the eggs to the mixture in the large bowl and beat well.
- Add some of the flour mixture to the large bowl and beat well. Then add some of the mashed bananas and beat some more. Continue adding flour, then bananas, then flour, then bananas, until everything is mixed in.
- Pour mixture into the baking pan. Bake for 70 minutes.
- Flip your banana bread out of the pan, let it cool for a bit, and cut it into 16 slices to eat and share!
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
- 145 calories
- 2g protein
- 5g fat
- 24g carbohydrate
- 1g fiber
- 27mg cholesterol
- 155 mg sodium
- 37mg calcium
- 0.8mg iron
Serving size: 1 slice
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
If you like nuts, add chopped walnuts during Step 6.
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