2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. butter, melted and cooled slightly
3/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
5-6 large bananas, very ripe
1 frozen banana, sliced thin (If unavailable, add one extra ripe banana.)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bread or muffin pan well, with a light cooking spray. (Do not use flour.)
Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly, into a large mixing bowl. (I prefer to use my KitchenAid stand mixer.)
Add brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and butter. Mix well, until smooth.
Add bananas, and mix lightly.
Pour into bread or muffin pan, filling about 3/4 full.
Bake about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Edges will be crisp, but center will be moist. If you prefer a firmer texture, cook for about 15 more minutes. Once removed from oven, place pan on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes. Then, carefully turn pan upside down and lay it down, on the cooling rack. Lightly tap on the bottom of the pan, around all sides. Gently pull pan straight up. You should be able to feel the cake separate from the pan as you lift up.
Serve alone, spread butter on top of while warm or drizzle with a glaze
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Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe and photos courtesy of Tisha Johnson Matthews, Sweet Basil Farms, with inspiration from her grandmother, Alice Markham. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.