2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Optional: 1/4 c. poppy seeds or 1/2 c. chopped nuts (I like pecans or toasted almonds)
Note: All "cups" are American measurements
Note: You can use self-rising flour and omit the baking powder - same result
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs until blended. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture alternately with bananas.
Stir in poppy seeds or nuts. Turn into well-greased 9X5 inch loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes in a 350 degree F oven, or until toothpick in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then cool on a rack.