Banana Bread

1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar together. Add one egg at a time, beating till smooth. Blend in mashed bananas. In second bowl, stir flour with baking soda, baking powder, salt and nuts. Add to banana mixture stirring only to moisten. Pour into a greased/floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool.

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