2 c all-purpose flour
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
2/3 c butter (or margarine), softened
3/4 c sugar
4 large very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed, about 2 cups
1 c salted peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided
1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs.
2. Add dry ingredients alternately with mashed bananas just until combined; stir in 1/2 cup chopped peanuts. Scrape butter into well-greased 9" 5" loaf pan; sprinkle top evenly with remaining chopped peanuts.
3. Bake in 350 degree F oven 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; turn out of pan and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil. Cake is best if served next day.