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Nilla Wafer-Banana Cake


  1. I used bananas that were ripe but not completely dark and squishy.
  2. You will need about 3 cups of Nilla Wafer from an 11-ounce box to make 1 1/2 cups crumbs. Break up the wafers and pulse in a food processor until they become fine crumbs.
  3. To toast the nuts: arrange pecans in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in center rack in preheated 350°F oven until fragrant and golden, 7 to 10 minutes, shaking pan halfway through baking to redistribute pecans. Transfer baking sheet to cooling rack and cool pecans completely before chopping.

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