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Brazilian Banana Bread

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In Brazil we call this Banana Cake, but when I baked this for the first time here everyone started calling it Banana Bread. You can add nuts in the dough or on the top if you wish.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, mix together margarine and sugar until smooth. Mix in yolks. Stir in flour and baking powder alternately with the milk.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until doubled in volume. Fold beaten whites into the dough. Spread into a greased 9 x 12 inch pan. Slice bananas over the top of the dough. In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over bananas.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.


Prep time: 25 mins / Cooking time: 35 mins / Total time: 1 hr

Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 – 9×13 inch pan

Calories: 355.2

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