- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) Gas mark 4 and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
- STEP 2
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
- STEP 3
Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
- STEP 4
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
- STEP 5
Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.