2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and sugar a 9×5 inch loaf pan (or 4 mini loaf pans).
In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Stir in vanilla, eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes (less time for smaller pans), until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.