1 ¾ cup flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas (you can store these in the fridge until you are ready to make the bread)
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch pan.
Combine and set aside the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt.
In a large bowl of a mixer combine the bananas, vegetable oil, vanilla, buttermilk and eggs. Add dry ingrediants and mix until well combined. If adding nuts, do so now. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes until loaf is golden brown and split open.