This is simply the best recipe for the most moist, perfectly sweetened, and easy banana bread. I added walnuts to this recipe, but they are totally optional. This recipe is so easy, you don’t even need a mixer – just mix everything with a big wooden spoon!
In a large bowl, mix butter into the mashed bananas, using wooden spoon. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix just enough to blend the ingredients; do not over0mix, the lumps will work themselves out.
Add chopped walnuts to the batter and mix them in to distribute evenly through the batter.
Butter a 4×8 inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, butter the parchment paper too. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Note: lining the bottom of the pan with parchment paper ensures that the bottom of the bread will not get stuck.