Blend the following ingredients:

1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 c. sugar

Add the following ingredients:

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. mashed bananas (about 4)
1 c. sliced almonds or chopped walnuts (optional)
1 c. raisins (optional)

Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 F for 50-60 min. or until toothpick comes out clean. Yields one loaf.