This recipe is sort of well known in the small fashion circle I run in. I often gift it as a thank you present and make it for those I adore.
I always make a double loaf and freeze one. Kevin and Shane can eat one in an entire sitting.
3 large over ripe organic bananas
1 cup organic sugar
1 organic egg (room temp)
4 tbs organic salted butter (melted and cooled)
1/2 t Madagascar vanilla
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 t of Salt
1 t baking soda
1/2 Bag organic mini chocolate chips, my family favorite, nuts of your choice or dark chocolate chunks. (optional)
A small dash of cinnamon, not too much, seriously or it will overpower the banana.
Preheat oven 325
Using a large stand mixer set on medium, combine the bananas for approx
5 seconds. Don't over mix as its nice to have the chunks of banana throughout the bread.
Add sugar and turn on for 5 more seconds
Add butter, egg, and vanilla and turn on for approx 10 seconds till combined.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir to combine all of the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until fully combined. Add in any chocolate chips and any extras at this point.
Pour into 1 large waxed bread loaf pan (I love the waxed for gifting as you can wrap the loaf. You can order these online or from stores like Sur La Table.
For a large loaf, bake for approx 45-55 min. Check with a toothpick after 40 min, the toothpick should come out completely clean.
This recipe will also make 12 muffins just adjust the baking time accordingly. Muffins run approx 35-45 min depending, so keep an eye on them!