This recipe is from the home of one of my 5th grade students. It was one of the best banana bread recipes I've ever had. I usually omit the nuts and add chocolate chips instead. Do whatever works best for you though!!
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1 ½ cups of ripe bananas (4)
1/3 cup water
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
1 baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
½ cup chopped nuts (I always use chocolate chips instead of the nuts)
Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom only of loaf pan.
Mix sugar and butter in bowl. Stir in eggs until blended. Add bananas and water; beat for 30 seconds. Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts until just moistened; stir in nuts. Pour into pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes; cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing.
I often double this recipe and make one large loaf and two small loafs that way I have one or two to freeze or give away.