This is our family's favorite recipe for banana nut bread, although I eliminate the nuts and I never make it in a loaf pan. I always make the recipe in muffin form. They are moist and delicious! Not sure what makes the difference, but this is not your average banana nut recipe. It's a cut above! It's definitely worth trying! A small army of them stood at attention, cooling on the counter today.
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. mashed bananas
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 pan, or a muffin tin (yields 12 muffins).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; then stir in the banana and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts (optional). Spoon into prepared pan or muffin tins.
Bake for 50-55 mins. (for loaf), or 25 mins. (for muffins).
*Recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. Freezes very well.