Banana Yeast Bread

A friend of mine told me about baking Bread made with yeast and Banana. I had made cake with banana but had never bake any real bread made with yeast and Banana. I search the internet and found this recipe.
I made using only half the recipe because I am not sure of the result. The bread turned out to be delicious but the Banana scent was not distinct as in a cake. This was because I used not so ripe banana and cheap ones.
The bread was moist and if taken with butter or jam was delicious.. This recipe was definitely a keeper

Banana Yeast Bread

2 tsp instant yeast or 2 packages (7gm each) active dry yeast.
1/3 cup warm water
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup warm milk
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts ( Optional)

1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the bananas, sugar, milk, butter, salt, eggs and 3 cups flour. ( about 2/3 of the flour) Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
2. Stir in nuts. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff batter. Do not knead.
3. Spoon into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2½-3 hours.
4. Bake at 375°F or 190° C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped.

Mine got a little too done on the top , so if this happens, just lay a piece of foil across the top of the loaves for the last 10 or so minutes.That will help keep it from getting too brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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