|1½||cup PLANTERS® Walnut Halves, divided|
|½||cup butter, softened|
|1¼||cup brown sugar|
|2||medium (1 cup) bananas, mashed|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8×4-inch loaf pan; set aside.
Chop 1 cup walnut halves, reserve remaining walnut halves to top bread before baking.
In bowl, combine butter, sugars, and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add banana and vanilla. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add flour, soda, salt and chopped walnuts. Stir together until just mixed.
Spoon batter into prepared pan. Top batter with reserved walnut halves. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Place onto cooling rack. Cool completely.