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Best Banana Bread




1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 bananas, finely crushed (for serious and extreme moist and delicious, try 4 bananas)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)


Remove odd pots and pans from oven.
Preheat oven to 350º / 180º.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs and crushed bananas.
Combine well.
Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla.
Mix just until combined. Do not overmix.
Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
Bake at 350º / 180º for 55 minutes.
Keeps well, refrigerated.