Banana Bread

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Quark
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350º F.  Generously grease a loaf pan, set aside.  In a large bowl mix sugar and oil, beat until smooth.  Add Quark, eggs, bananas, and vanilla, mix well.  In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix into the banana mixture all at once, stir until just mixed.  Fold in walnuts if desired.  Pour into prepared loaf pan.  Bake 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.