(*Yields two loaves)
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
5-6 very ripe bananas
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare two loaf pans by buttering and lining with parchment paper
Sift or whisk flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add pecans if using, then set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter. Mix eggs, one at a time, then add the bananas. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk, alternating until incorporated. Try to end with the dry ingredient addition, and be sure not to over mix.
Bake in buttered loaf pans for one hour until toothpick comes out clean.