1/4 cup melted butter
3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup ricotta
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
A pinch or 2 of nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mash the bananas and add the melted butter and egg.
Next add the sugar, ricotta and vanilla.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Combine these dry ingredients with the banana mixture and fold in the walnuts.
Pour (or dollop) into a parchment lined 9 X 5" loaf pan.
Place on bottom rack in a 350 F oven for 65-75 minutes.
A cake tester should come out clean.
Cool 20 minutes before removing from pan, then cool completely on rack before slicing.