Best Ever Banana Nut Bread with Orange ButterFrom THE PRESIDENTS' HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
1 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup chopped pecans
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix with wooden spoon and pour into a well-greased 9x5x2 inch loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour.
Here at the Levi Hampton House, we like to freeze very ripe bananas for our breads. We thaw them in a microwave. These bananas will give a more intense banana flavor to the bread.
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz margarine
1 Tbsp orange juice concentrate
Zest of one orange
Soften the cream cheese with a fork. Blend in the margarine. Add the orange juice and zest till well blended. Chill. Serve with warm banana nut bread.
This orange butter is a wonderful compliment to the banana nut bread. It is truly a favorite with our guests.