I prefer this banana bread to all others I've had before, but I may be biased. You can make this with walnuts, but I hate eating cakes and the like with 'interruptions' such as fruit and nuts. This is a particularly moist bread, not like the usual 'coffee cake' consistency of most banana loaves. Tastes great when microwaved and buttered! Enjoy.
You will need:
½' cup butter, softened
½' cup brown sugar
½' cup white sugar
½' teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups flour
¾' teaspoon baking soda
½' teaspoon cinnamon
dash of freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup bananas, mashed ( about two large, ripe bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars well.
Add eggs. Mix well.
Mix flour, salt, soda and spices; add to first mixture.
Add bananas, vanilla and nuts (if using).
Pour in a greased loaf pan. (Makes one large loaf or two small ones.)
Bake large loaf 45 minutes to one hour until toothpick comes out clean. Small loaves bake in '½' hour plus.
Place on wire rack to cool. Wrap in foil. Keeps well frozen.