(Adapted Slightly from Here)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups overripe bananas - about 5-6 bananas
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, mash your bananas! I recommend a metal masher.
In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas until well blended.
Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. If you leave anything un-hydrated if will stay that was after baking. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
I topped the one below with walnuts about half way through baking.