Banana Bread

I started using this recipe about a year ago.  A picture saved on my phone was my only reference to the recipe.  For months I have been telling myself that I need to write it down here, so I don't have to go searching for that picture every time.

A year later, and now I know it by heart, but here it is nonetheless...

Banana Bread

½ cup butter, melted

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

2 cups all purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup *chopped pecans, walnuts or black walnuts

 

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large bowl mash the 3 medium ripe bananas.  Add the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and stir to combine.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, banking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add the flour mixture to the batter folding it in gently.  *Optional:  Fold in nuts.   Transfer batter to greased loaf pan (sprinkle nuts on top if you like).  Bake for 50-60 minutes.  Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.