In a large mixing bowl, cream together until light and fluffy:
- 1 stick butter (Grandma used 1/2 cup shortening)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla (I started adding this some years ago)
- 2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-3 mashed bananas
- chopped nuts (if you're into that sort of thing... Grandma was, I'm not)
Let cool before keeping in a ziplock bag or other airtight container. It's wonderful hot from the oven, or toasted once it cools.
As an aside, if/when I move back to the mainland, I doubt I'll ever eat another banana. Living here in Hawaii has spoiled me with the fresh apple bananas everyone grows in their yards here. So tasty!