5 Tbs. Butter
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites (I just use 3 eggs total)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C mashed, very ripe bananas
1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 C heavy cream
1/3 C chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom only of 9x5x3" loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat butter in large bowl with an electric mixer set at med. speed until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat well. Add eggs and vanilla; bet until well blended. Add mashed banana, beat on high speed 30 seconds. Combine flour, soda, salt, and b. powder in med. bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with cream, ending with flour mixture. Add walnuts to batter; mix well. Pour batter evenly into prepared loaf pan. Bake until browned and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 min. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 min. Remove bread from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Slice and serve with butter and jam.
Note: I'm not that particular about how I add the ingredients, and my bread always turns out wonderful. Because I have children that don't like nuts, I don't add the nuts to the bread mix, I just top it with the nuts to give a yummy nutty crust. It's DIVINE!
WARNING: Be prepared to have this bread gone fast. It never makes it very long in our house! Bon Apetit!
You can find the origional version of this recipe as I have it HERE.