Well, this recipe is 25 years old. I created this recipe for my youngest son at the time. He was a very picky eater and had allergies to most things so suffice to say the Banana Bread was a good substitute for candy and etc at the time. I particularly like this formula because of it's simplicity and I have yet to find one that I like in comparison. It will always be moist and surely never last long. I have even taken to sending it to him when he went away to university. Thank God for couriers! I have changed the additions as the years progressed simply because I like nuts and variables from time to time.