Banana Nut Bread
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 C sugar
1/3 C butter, room temperature.
1 t banana extract
1/2 C walnuts, finely chopped and toasted (optional)
2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1 3/4 C flour
½ t salt
Preheat oven to 350º.
Combine flour, salt, soda and powder, mix well and set aside.
Mash the three bananas and set aside.
Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and extract followed
by the bananas and then the dry ingredients. Fold in the nuts.
Place in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or
until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool, in pan, on a rack for 15 minutes. Turn out and continue cooling.