3 Award-Winning Quick Bread Recipes from LDS Living Readers

3rd Place Winner: Sheree's Famous Banana Bread

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Sheree Berry; Citrus Heights, California

- 4 regular size brown bananas
- 6 brown baby bananas
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups butter
- 2–3 tablespoons water
- 3 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Beat bananas and butter together. Beat in sugar just until mixed. Beat eggs in separate bowl and then add to mixture. Add vanilla and water. Don't over beat wet ingredients, otherwise it will turn soupy. In separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat together just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts by hand, if using. Spray bread pans with butter-flavored cooking spray. Bake at 350° F for 35 minutes, then cover with tin foil to prevent burning on top. Continue to bake for another 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Makes about 3 loaves.

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