Here is the recipe for Sean’s and a few workmates favorite banana bread recipe of mine. It is an adaptation of the recipe found in The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.
Cream together: 1/2c butter & 1c sugar
Add and mix well: 2 large eggs, 1 large very ripe banana mashed, 1 1/2 tbsp thick yogurt and 1tsp vanilla extract
Add and mix well: 2c flour, 1 tsp b. soda & 1 tsp salt
Add and mix until incorporated: 2c frozen cranberries and 1 c chopped pecans or walnuts.
Put into loaf pan and bake in preheated oven at 350F for 55-65 minutes. Tent with tinfoil after 20 to 30 minutes to prevent over browning.
Variations and Notes: You can add two mashed bananas to the recipe, but add an extra 30-60 minutes for baking. You can also throw in a handful or two of frozen blueberries. It is also advisable to cut the large cranberries in half prior to adding to the batter.