8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup pecans/walnuts, coarsely chopped
1-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground apple pie spice
Preheat the over to 350. Generously grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and line it with baking parchment. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating after each addition, until well combined.
Peel and then mash the bananas with a fork. Add them to the creamed mixture with the chopped nuts. Beat until well combined.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spice together and fold into the banana mixture. Spoon into the pan, and bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert on a wire rack. Remove the pan and lining paper and let cool.