This bread recipe was from my husband's grandmother. It is so simple to make and always comes out great. The original recipe did not have the vanilla in it, but I always add it. If I have bananas that are ripe, but I am not ready to make the bread, I just plop them in the freezer, peel and all. No need to put in a bag. They will turn black, but the insides will remain good and will be perfect for the bread. Just remove from the freezer, peel and add to the mixture.