This is the most delicious banana bread I've ever had. I got the recipe from my friend, Laurie, who is an amazing cook. I am not an almond-flavoring-fan, but if you are I'm sure you would love to add all of the almond.
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 c. sugar
3 mashed-up bananas
1 c buttermilk (or 1 c. milk & 2 tsp. vinegar, sit for 10 minutes)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. almond (I do not add this)
1 c. oil
Combine ingredients. Pour into greased & floured baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 1/2 (Baking time completely depends upon size of baking pan. So, watch closely and do the clean toothpick test.) Have glaze ready.
Optional (But amazing) Glaze:
1 Tbsp. melted butter
3/4 c. sugar (I use about 1/2 c.)
1/4 c. orange juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond (I do not add this)
Combine ingredients. Poke holes in top of bread and pour on while still hot.