Banana Pudding Bread
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 (3.4 oz each) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
4-5 smashed ripe banana's (they work best if they are REALLY ripe) equaling 2 cups
1 c. oil
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts (nuts are optional)
Combine all dry ingredient. In a large mixing bowl, blend eggs, banana's, oil and vanilla until well combined. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes (or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean). Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
*this bread, like most quick breads, freezes really well. I doubled the recipe...we ate 2 and I put 2 in the freezer for another day.