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  • Serves: 24 Servings

Spiced Banana and Raisin Loaves

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 3 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c Toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tb Baking powder
  • 2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 2 ts Ground ginger
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Stick butter; softened
  • 1 1/3 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 Ripe bananas
  • 1/4 c Milk
  • 2 Boxes (15-oz) light raisins
  • 1 c Pecans; chopped coarsely
  • Light corn syrup and candied
  • -fruits for garnish

 Directions

Preheat oven to 325. In bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder,
cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg & soda. Set aside. In large bowl beat butter
& sugar until light & fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after
each addition. Place bananas & milk in electric blender. Blend until
smooth. Alternately add flour & banana mixtures to butter mixture. Beat
just until blended. Stir in raisins & nuts. Pour into 6 well greased &
lightly floured 5-1/4x3-1/4 inch loaf pans or into 2 well-greased & lightly
floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Bake 45 minutes for small or 1 hour for large
loaves or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pans about 10 minutes.
Remove from pans & cool completely. Wrap securely & freeze until ready to
serve. To decorate, brush cakes with light corn syrup. Arrange candied
fruits in desired patterns on cakes.

MARY JO BURKS

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