Banana bread is good pretty much any time of year, but something about the cool weather makes me crave this delicious sweet warm bread smeared with a little butter on top. My husband had never had banana bread before (what!?) and I had never made it for us (what is wrong with me??) so I hopped right on it when this realization hit. I wish you could've seen the look of delight on his face when he tried his first bite. Mmm hmm.
4 ripe bananas
1/3 c melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
pinch of salt
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a medium bowl, mash your bananas with a fork and mix in the melted butter.
Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix in with fork or wooden spoon. Stir in the baking soda and salt. Mix in the flour, a little at a time. Mixture will be slightly chunky. Stir in walnuts if desired.
Pour batter into a 9x5 stone loaf pan or greased loaf pan of your choice (glass or nonstick is okay). Bake for 60-70 minutes until edges are brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out (mostly) clean.
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.