A super easy, tried and true banana bread. No mixer required! Been making this for as long as I can remember. And now that I have bananas literally growing outside my front door, it's the most frequently made recipe in my house! It's equally good as a loaf or as banana muffins. The original recipe is by Anita Strauss, La Jolla, but I have changed it up to my taste. You can add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans if you like nuts in your banana bread - I don't! This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe. Try adding crushed pineapple, coconut, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, etc... You won't be sorry!
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Sift together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
- Mix bananas, sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinammon together.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Stir in nuts, if using.
- Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.