This one is the real deal. Moist, not overly sweet, with a strong banana flavor.
4 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
0.5 cup butter
1.5 cup flour
0.5 tsp baking soda
0.25 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
0.25 tsp cardamom
0.25 cup buttermilk
Mash the bananas. Butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan, line the bottom with parchment paper.
Allow the butter, eggs and buttermilk to equilibrate to room temperature. Mix the flour, cardamom, baking soda and salt.
Beat the sugar and butter until fluffy and white. Add the eggs, beating them in slowly, one-by-one. Add the buttermilk and the vanilla.
Fold in the dry ingredients and bake at 350F for an hour. Remove onto a cookie rack and cool thoroughly before slicing.