Banana bread is something I like for breakfast, with my lunch, or for dessert :) It's very versatile in my opinion. My favorite is to barely warm it in the microwave and spread some cream cheese on top...YUMMY!
Yield: 1 loaf
3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon(optional)
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose)
Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Prepare loaf pan by spray with non-stick spray. I also line the bottom of mine with parchment paper.
Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon*, adding flour last.
Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
Allow bread to cool completely before inverting pan onto a plate then sprinkle a little sugar on top for some extra sweetness.
*I'm not sure if using a wooden spoon really matters because I've never tried it without :) It's just one of things where I know the wooden spoon always works so why take a chance. Next to my iron skillet, a wooden spoon is probably my next invaluable kitchen tool. If for some crazy reason you don't have one, go get one!