Nothing beats the smell of hot banana bread fresh from the oven. I still consider myself to be a 'baking' newbie so I have to admit this was my first bread. I bought two bread pans today and I'm looking forward to many more breads. I searched allrecipes.com and found this easy banana bread recipe which made one loaf. My mom used to put a peanut butter frosting on her banana breads once in awhile so I figured it would be a great addition and found another recipe for a peanut butter glaze. I made my icing more thick without adding too much water but if you want it to have a glaze then just water it down more. I also only had crunchy peanut butter on hand but I think it made it that much better! Here are the recipes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.