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Banana Bread The J Cafe Way


  • 1 cup oil                                                                  
  • 2 cups sugar                                                                       
  • 2 eggs                                                                                   
  • 6 tablespoons water                                                                      
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar                                                                    
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract                                                       
  • 3-4 over-ripe bananas (mashed)                                              
  • 3 cups flour                                                            
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda                                                            
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl: mix the oil & sugar. Then add eggs and mix thoroughly.
  2. In a separate bowl mix water, vinegar, vanilla, & bananas
  3. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, & salt
  4. Alternate adding dry ingredients and wet ingredients to the oil, sugar, egg mixture.
  5. Bake at 300 F in a 4×8 loaf pan, low heat, for 1-1.5 hours. You should be able to insert a toothpick in the middle of the bread and have it come out clean.

Additional Comments:

Sometimes quick breads collapse in the middle when you bake them, even when sticking strictly to the recipe. If this happens, you probably have used old baking soda/powder that is no longer activating as a leavening agent, or you took it out too soon. If you have a probe thermometer the internal temperature should be 190 F before you take it out.

You will also be tempted to combine steps when mixing the quick bread, I urge you not to. The method here is tested, tried, and true, and gives a good result. By alternating ingredients and mixing it in steps you are keeping it light.

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