Banana apricot walnut bread

Banana-Apricot Walnut Bread recipe

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1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter (one stick), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 to 3 ripe bananas, mashed thoroughly
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 2 x 5-inch pans or one 9 x 5-inch pan.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk, and vanilla. At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and mashed bananas into butter mixture. Stir in apricots and chopped nuts.

Spoon batter prepared pan(s). Bake until golden brown and a wooden pick placed in the center comes out clean (about 40 minutes for small pans and 50 minutes for a large pan). You can place foil over the top for the last 15 minutes if the bread is becoming too brown.

Note: The bread has a better flavor when it is wrapped and sits overnight (chilled or at room temperature).

Makes: 3 small (2 x 5-inch) loaves or 1 large (9 x 5-inch) loaf.

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