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Quick breads such as this often taste better the second day, so if you make this a day ahead, wrap it tightly and store in the refrigerator overnight it gives the flavors a chance to develop. It makes a wonderful addition to breakfast or brunch.

5 Tbsp butter

1/2 C granulated sugar

1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 C very mashed very ripe bananas

1 3/4 C all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 C heavy cream

1/3 C chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F and spray bottom of a 9×5 loaf pan

In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat butter at medium speed until fluffy. Slowly ad sugars and continue mixing. Ad egg whites, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add mashed banana and beat for 45 seconds on high speed.

After combining flour baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl, gradually add to butter mixture alternately with the cream taking special care to end with the last of the flour mixture. Add walnuts and mix well.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until browned and a toothpick or knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool bread in pan on a wire rack for around 10 minutes and then remove from pan and place bread directly on rack and cool completely. After cooling wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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