2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
3 cups ripe bananas (about 7 medium), mashed
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup (4 oz.) chopped walnuts
Yield: 30 1/2.inch slices
(15 slices per :oat)
Preheat oven to 325° P. Grease two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans.
In a medium bowl combine flour, soda and salt with a wire whisk; set aside,
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of bowl.
Add the flour mixture and walnuts, then blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake on center rack of oven for 60-70 minutes. A toothpick inserted in center should come out clean, and the bread should pull away from the sides.
Cool in pan, for 10 minutes. Turn pans on sides; cool to room temperature before removing and slicing.