Ah, "breads". I love them all- pumpkin, banana, date, nut, carrot.... There is just something really great about a warm slice of bread with butter on it..... Anyway, it is also the best way I've found to use up my bad bananas. So, banana bread it is:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
grease loaf pan
1. In a small bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp of salt.
2. In a larger bowl, mix together 3/4 stick of butter (6 tblsp), an egg, and 2/3 cup of sugar. Add in 2-3 ripe bananas. The older, mushier, and blacker, the better. Add in a tsp of mayonnaise for moisture. (no, really!)
Add in nuts, splash of vanilla, and chocolate chips if desired.
3. Beat the flour into the banana batter. Pour into the loaf pan. Bake for approx 1 hour.