7 to 8 overly ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 capful canola (or other vegetable) oil
Mash the bananas, leaving them somewhat lumpy. Mix in walnuts, canola oil, and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Add those dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until blended. Be careful not to over blend.
Pour the mixture into a glass baking dish or standard sized loaf pan. If you use a loaf pan, coat it with a thin layer of baking spray first. Sprinkle the top with a bit of cinnamon, fresh or ground.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour or until done. A toothpick inserted in the bread's middle should come back clean.