Banana Nut Bread
½ cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 very ripe bananas)
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts , reserve a few for the top of the bread
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add one egg at a time and beat until smooth. Blend in the mashed bananas.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nuts.
Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture until well blended.
Grease (or use baking spray) one regular size loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans. Add batter and bake for 1 hour for the larger loaf or 35 minutes for the smaller loaves. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes then remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.