5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups mashed, very ripe banana
(keep an eye on your monkey!)
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
|Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom
only of 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat butter in large bowl with an electric mixer set at medium speed
until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar - beat
well. Add egg, egg whites and vanilla. Beat until well
blended. Add mashed banana, and beat on high speed 30 seconds.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in medium
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 our clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Cool bread in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan
- cool completely on wire rack. Slice and serve with butter and jam.