What You’ll Need
1 stick salted butter
½ cup light-brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
¾ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
3 large overripe bananas (or 4 medium)
2 cups cake flour
½ tbsp. coarse sugar (like cane or Demerara sugar) for topping
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°. Melt butter and mix in sugars and baking soda until well combined.
Step 2: Crack in eggs, then add baking soda, and vanilla. Mix well.
Step 4: Add flour. Cake flour is the secret ingredient here. (Your grocery store has it, really. Check by the cake mixes.) It’s finely milled and makes the bread turn out both dense and fluffy. Every bite feels like it’s literally melting in your mouth.