6 ripe bananas (the riper the better)
1 cup (250 ml) sugar
2 cups (500 ml) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 cup (250 ml) raisins (optional)
Mash the bananas and sugar together. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the banana mixture, the optional raisins, and vanilla, stirring until thoroughly blended. Pour into non-stick loaf pan and bake at 350º F (180º C) for 1 hour. Remove from pan while still warm, and allow to cool before slicing. Makes approximately 8 servings.
Reproduced by permission of Worldwide Recipes.