I'm not a huge fan of simple banana bread, so I experimented with several flavor amendments that add complexity to the basic recipe from my childhood. Now my kids look watch for bananas with brown spots.
1Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the next 5 in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk until blended. Before baking I sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. Bake at 350 for an hour or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
2Tip: I use my immersion blender to break up the bananas to add to the mix. I use at least 2, sometimes 3 to make a cup. Be generous, the bread will be dense and moist.
3After it cools I wrap it in plastic wrap because my boys like it with a softer crust. Enjoy