Joanna's after school banana bread
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a small baking pan with butter.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add bananas and mix again to combine.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until combined. If using, fold in pecans.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for 45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. let bread cool slightly in pan. Slice and serve warm.
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
If you want to add a little sweetness, sprinkle sugar on top before baking!
You can also omit the pecans or substitute chocolate chips in their place!