1 -2teaspoonscoarse turbinado sugar for toppingoptional...but also tasty
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a tiny bit of avocado oil, grease just the bottom of a 9x5 loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In another medium bowl, whisk the mashed banana, sugar, oil, milk, vinegar and vanilla until frothy and blended well.
Pour the banana mixture over the flour mixture and, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix just until blended. If using, add the walnuts and mix in.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. I love to sprinkle that tiny bit of turbinado sugar over top before baking. It gives the loaf a nice crunchy top...it's so good! If you don't have turbinado, go ahead and use whatever sugar you do have.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 or 10 minutes. I start checking with a toothpick inserted into the center at the 1 hour mark.
Cool for about 30 minutes in the pan, then continue cooling on a rack for at least one hour before slicing. I like storing my bread in a paper bag on the counter. It keeps the top nice and crunchy.
Recipe by, Caroline Hurley, Taste Love and Nourish, www.tasteloveandnourish.com