1-1/4 c sugar
1/2 c stick margarine or butter, softened
1-1/2 cups mashed bananas (3-4 bananas)
1/2 cup milk (the recipe calls for buttermilk but I just use vanilla soy)
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I use 1-1/4 cups each of unbleached and whole wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
First thing you do is mix together the butter and sugar.
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened.
Grease bottom only of 2 loaf pans, pour in batter.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour for 8" loaf pan (1hr 15 min for 9" loaf pan)
Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, loosen edges and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
Then serve. Though my banana bread is usually cut before it cools completely because I have a very impatient 4 year old who adores my banana bread. So much so that he ate 2/3 of a loaf yesterday and came home today and took it upon himself to open the remainder of the loaf and eat it while it was on his thumb. So, the whole loaf eaten by the 4 year old. I'm assuming it was yummy, it usually is, but I can't tell you from experience this time. This is a very moist bread.