3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking power
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 sliced banana
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl peel the bananas and break them into small pieces. Use a potato masher and mash the bananas. Set aside.
In a separate bowl cream the soft butter, white sugar and brown sugar all together with a wooden spoon. Add in the beaten eggs and mix till smooth. Add in the buttermilk and vanilla.
Continue to mix together till well combined. Add in the mashed bananas, then mix. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
Using a wire whisk mix together. Pour the flour mixture into the liquid. Mix together till just combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts. Pour batter into a well greased 9x 5 loaf pan.
Peel a banana and slice into pieces. Place the banana slice down the middle of the loaf. Top the banana slices with chopped walnuts. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 - 60 minutes.
If you place a thermometer into the center of the loaf it should register between 180 to 185 degrees or until a skewer inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
Allow the banana bread to sit for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool on a wire rake.