3 overripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup of heavy cream or plain yogurt (or milk if you're in a pinch)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/8 cup honey + 1/8 molasses
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon of any or each of the following:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Begin by mixing the wet and dry ingredients in two separate bowls.
Once you have the bananas beaten well in the wet batter and it is relatively free of large lumps of the fruit, start incorporating the dry mix in a little at a time. At this point you can add whatever nuts or seeds tickle your fancy or omit them according to allergies or preference.
Generously butter and flour your bread pan and gently pour the batter in.
Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes taking care to check the center of the loaf with a toothpick for doneness. This bread is best slightly underdone or on the moist side. Let cool and enjoy! It's wonderful in the morning with a cup of coffee or glass of whole milk. I love to toast a slice with a small pat of butter too.