This is not a new recipe, but one I absolutely have to share. My parents went to Belize a couple of years ago and brought a cookbook back for me. It is from the Hidden Valley Inn in Belize. Here it is:
1 1/2 sticks margarine
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. very ripe banana
2 c. sifted flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1 c. Hersheys cinnamon chips (optional)
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and bananas. Sift flour, salt and soda together. Add to mixture alternating with the milk. Pour into a loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for approx. 1 hour.
I added the cinnamon chips as a last minute addition. It made a subtle delicious flavor to the bread. I will continue to add this to mine in the future. The cinnamon chips are sometimes hard to find in grocery stores. So when you find some, stock up! I also double my batch and bake them in miniature loaf pans. They make great gifts. I just package and freeze them. If I make large loaves then it goes to waste in my family. This truly is the moistest bread I have ever had.
The true testimony was my husband, who told me he didn't want to try it because it wasn't really his thing. But I think he started to feel guilty, so he tried it. Then I watched him disappear into the kitchen several times. He ate two loaves himself that night and has went on to polish off the other three loaves I kept out. If you ask him, he will tell you it sucks! I always say actions speak far louder than words.