Banana Bread



2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbs white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon, more if wanted 

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2.5 cups mashed overripe bananas (I use 3 medium bananas

Heat your oven to 350* and grease a loaf pan or small casserole dish

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, white sugar, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar with a mixer. STIR in the eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas and mix well. Then STIR in the banana mixture into the flour, just until moist. Don’t over stir! Pour into the loaf pan/casserole dish and bake for about 30 minutes and then start checking. Use a toothpick to check the center of the bread. Cook 5 more minutes and check again. Don’t let it over cook or it will be dry. Let it cool for 15 minutes before you take it from the pan. A loaf pan will take longer than the casserole pan I used. 


For a glaze, if you want, add some confectioners sugar and milk and whisk together. You can add a dash of banana flavoring or cinnamon if you want. Make sure the bread is completely cool before you add the glaze.