3 overripe bananas (brown skins)
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with butter or non-stick baking spray.
Mash bananas well with fork.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix oil and sugar.
Add bananas, eggs, vanilla, and optional nuts to the oil/sugar mixture.
Add flour mixture to the banana mixture, stirring with fork or wooden spoon to thoroughly combine and moisten.
Pour batter into loaf pan.
Bake approximately 50 - 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.