2 cups All-Purpose flour                                                          2 Eggs

1/2 tsp.  Salt                                                                         5/8  cup Brown Sugar

1/2  tsp.  Baking Soda                                                            1/2  cup melted Butter

1/4 tsp.  Baking Powder                                                          1 -1/3 cups ripe Banana mashed with

1/2  tsp.  Cinnamon                                                                1 tsp. Lemon Juice

1/4  tsp. Cloves                                                                      1 tsp. Vanilla

                                                                              1 cup chopped Macadamia Nuts



  1. Grease one large loaf pan or 12 muffin cups; dust lightly with sugar   and set aside;
  2. Set oven rack at middle position; preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Measure Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon and Cloves; mix together in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Beat Eggs with paddle beater in electric mixer just until well-blended..
  5. Slowly add the Sugar and continue beating until all the Sugar is beaten in.
  6. Lower speed to 1 and gradually add the melted Butter; turn speed back up to high and continue beating until well-blended.
  7. Add the prepared Fruit-and Vanilla; mix at low speed until well combined.
  8. Slowly add the Flour mixture to the Egg mixture while still beating at low speed.  Mix until well-combined.
  9. Stir in the chopped Macadamia Nuts.
  10. Pour into the greased pan and bake for 40 min. (20 min for muffins) or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and dry.
  11. Cool on rack for 15-20 minutes; loosen bread from sides of pan with metal spatula and turn out on cooling rack.  Let stand until completely cool.  Wrap and store or slice and serve.


        Note:  This Bread is also good served with Cream Cheese Frosting




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