I got this recipe by searching the internet when I was in a pinch for time and couldn’t look up my family recipe. I’m glad I printed it, since I tried to look it up and couldn’t find it tonight. The original owner was Elizabeth Powell. Thanks Elizabeth – whoever you are!
3/4 cup butter
1.5 cups sugar
1.5 cups mashed bananas (two or three nearly “gonners”)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (we have used half-and-half because we hardly ever have buttermilk handy)
3/4 cup nuts – finely chopped (pecans are the favorite)
Cream together butter and sugar. Add bananas, eggs and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with the buttermilk/cream to the same bowl. Stir in the nuts and pour into a greased and floured loaf pan (or a few of them – depending on the size you are making). Bake at 325 degrees for 1.25 hours.