This may very well be THE most shared recipe in our ward. I wrote about making it in my status on facebook, and it cracked me up how many women in the ward commented about how they make it and how yummy it is. It really is! Caitlin said I could share it here, so for your eating pleasure.....
1 ½ cup flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup banana (about 3 bananas)
Milk chocolate chips (optional-about half a bag)
In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt together. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter and mix well. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add bananas and mix well. Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl and mix well. Mix in chocolate chips, if desired. Pour into greased bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Then cover lightly with foil and bake for another 10 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
***Suggestion: When counter-top bananas turn brown, freeze them. Bananas defrost quite quickly and are ready for use in the bread.