My wife’s Grandma Patsy is known for this recipe.
She would always have a loaf or two on hand, and she would give them out for all occasions—whenever someone had a new baby, when someone was sick, when there was as a death in the family, or when she was visiting a neighbor.
My wife remembers getting a loaf when she left for college. We recently moved to Waukee, and we’re enjoying the close-knit feeling of our neighborhood. We’ve tried to continue the tradition by giving away loaves as thank-you and welcome gifts to neighbors. We’ve introduced our two very picky daughters to this recipe, and it’s a hit with them, too. It stores well in the freezer, and we usually serve it warm with butter. It’s great for breakfast or a snack!
1 stick margarine
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp milk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Cream margarine and sugar; add egg and vanilla. Add mashed bananas. Mix dry ingredients together then add to wet. Add milk, stirring to combine.
Place batter into two small or one large greased loaf pans. Sprinkle additional sugar and cinnamon on top of loaves.
Bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes