3 medium-size ripe bananas, mashed
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup orange juice
2/3 cup butter, melted
3 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cups chopped mixed nuts
Vegetable oil spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine bananas, sugar, eggs, vanilla, orange juice, and butter and mix until creamy.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add nuts. Add flour mixture to banana mixture and beat just until combined.
Spray two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch pans and divide batter between pans. Bake in preheated oven 35 to 45 minutes or until done. Makes 2 loaves.

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