I looked online for a recipe and tried a simple looking one. It called for creaming the butter with the sugar then adding the eggs, etc etc but I had frozen butter and didn't want to wait for it to soften. Some other kinds of loaves I've been baking lately call for melting the butter so I thought I'd try it and it turned out great! Here's my altered recipe:
For each 2 to 3 very ripe bananas (depending on how many you want to use, I usually increase the recipe by 5 so I use around 15) melt 1/2 cup of butter over low heat and let cool down just a bit.
Mash your bananas, stir in 1/2 to 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 2 beaten eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla, then add the melted butter. Mix until smooth.
In another bowl combine 2 cups all-purpose flour (or any combo of flours you wish, I've used half whole wheat, some oat, a little quinoa, etc) with 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt (unless you used salted butter, in which case omit the salt).
Spices are optional, I use lots of cinnamon and occasionally mix it up with a little clove, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, &/or ginger.
You can also stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips &/or nuts, sometimes I use sunflower and pumpkin seeds for a school safe version. Take note though, the baking soda may react with the chlorophyll in the sunflower seeds turning them a brilliant emerald green
. It happened to me, it was freaky!
Bake at 350 in a buttered loaf pan for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. It will rise quite a bit so fill to just about half-way, a tad more is ok.
I've made it a few times, it always turns out great and makes the house smell terrific. I can fit about 6 of these small loaf pans into the oven at once, it freezes well and makes nice neighbour gifts
I don't actually like bananas so I am assuming from the rate my family eats this at that it is tasty. If you try the recipe, you'll have to tell me what you think