This smells so good even before you get it into the oven! Simple and fun for the children to help with. I’m supposed to let this cool before I cut into it but, I just cannot wait!
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup whole wheat flour, unsifted
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Melt butter and blend in sugar. Mix in beaten eggs and mashed banana, blending until smooth. In a bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, salt, soda, spices, and whole wheat flour until thoroughly blended. Add dry ingredients alternately with hot water to the banana mixture. Stir in chopped nuts. Spoon batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Bake in a 325° oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until bread begins to pull away from sides of pan and a wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
Makes 1 loaf.