this was my 3rd time making this banana bread recipe. the first time it came out okay, but i poured too much batter in to a small loaf pan, so the middle was a little mushy. the 2nd time it came out okay, but the bottom was not as soft as i would have liked. the third time i poured the right amount of batter in a bigger loaf pan, but i’m still having a problem with the bottom of the loaf being too hard and too dark, see the sides on the left. i bought a new loaf pan (one that distributes heat evenly) and my other option is to lower the recommended temperature in the oven. it was very good, but i’m going to keep baking this until i “perfect” it. i love all my desserts with nuts.