3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups mashed banana (about 5-6)
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum flavoring
1 cup chopped nuts (I usually use pecans, but macadamia nuts are really good)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two loaf pans. In medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add nuts. Set aside. In large microwave bowl, melt butter. Add sugar and beat, using electric mixer, till well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
Add bananas and vanilla or rum flavoring, and mix well. Fold in flour mixture and nuts; blend just until flour is moist. Divide batter evenly between the two pans. Bake 45 minutes or until center of loaf is firm and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
at 11:35 AM on Jan. 4, 2011