Moist. Delicious. Packed with flavour. Who knew such gorgeousness would come from a near-rotten banana!
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan.
For a cinnamon swirl, pour only half the batter and add a mixture of cinnamon and sugar in between the batter. And sprinkle some on top.
Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
The second time I tried this, I skipped the cinnamon sugar and threw in dark chocolate chunks. Unbelievable! So try different combinations and see how it goes. You can't go wrong with a banana bread.