1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 large ripe bananas, mashed or pureed
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and lightly flour a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the sifted dry ingredients, and then the whole wheat flour, mixing well. Thoroughly mix in the bananas, vanilla and nuts.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving. Makes 1 loaf; serves 8 to 10.
Source: The Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook, 2001