Thanks for the great recipe, Sonja!
1½ cups mashed bananas (about 4)
½ cup margarine or butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup buttermilk
¾ cup chopped nuts or 1¼ cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour a 9x5 loaf pan.
Mash the bananas in a bowl. Add the melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the banana mixture and the buttermilk. Mix thoroughly. Add the nuts or chocolate chips.
Bake for 65-70 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out cleanly.