My good friend Karen gave me this recipe. Makes two loaves, one for eating and one for giving away or freezing!
– 3-1/2 cups unsifted white flour
– 4 tsp. baking powder
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– 1 tsp. cinnamon
– 1 tsp. nutmeg
– 1 tsp. salt
– 2 cups ripe bananas, mashed (4-6 medium bananas)
– 1-1/2 cups sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup butter, melted
– 1/2 cup milk
– 2-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans, divided
– One 12 oz pkg. Nestle Butterscotch Morsels, or 12 oz combination of butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside. In large bowl, combine bananas, sugar, eggs and butter; beat until creamy. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk; mix until well blended. Stir in 2 cups chopped nuts and butterscotch morsels. Pour batter into two well-greased and floured 9” x 5” x 3” loaf pans. Sprinkle tops equally with remaining nuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (I err on the shorter side so the bread doesn’t dry out). Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans. Freezes well.