So we had bananas and they were turning quite brown. I googled "banana bread recipe" and looked at the top three recipes and mixed them together and came up with the following:
3 (over-)ripe medium-sized bananas
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a wooden spoon (some small chunks are okay). Melt butter in the microwave (in a microwave-safe container). Pour butter into bowl with bananas and mix.
Beat an egg in your microwave-safe container. Add egg, sugar, and vanilla into bowl, mix.
Sprinkle cinnamon, salt, and baking soda over the surface of the mixture. Mix in.
Add flour, mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into a loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
Turned out pretty tasty. It's good it only makes one loaf because after a few days the sticky denseness of the banana starts to get a bit repetitive. We're down to the last slice now and it's been 5 days? And I'm going to be good on banana bread for awhile.
Would probably be less boring/intense with nuts or chocolate chips or something. But I'm not big on add-ins my banana bread, personally.
The texture turned out like muffins. Halfway between cake and bread. The crust was pretty delicious. So I'm thinking this recipe would make for really good muffins. More crust-to-inside ratio, set servings, and would fit better to taste/visual expectations.