Here's the infamous Nata Banana Bread (original recipe is for 10 loaves, but thanks to former camp-baker Rachel, it's been scaled back to a manageable size - one big loaf or two small and is also great for muffins). I sound so intensely domestic.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine (or butter)
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (the riper the better)
1/3 cup buttermilk or sour milk (add 1 tsp vinegar to milk, stir and let sit 10 min)
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more, go crazy)
*walnuts mixed with chopped candied ginger is also great, keep out the chocolate in this case though*
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine brown sugar, margarine, bananas, and egg. Mix in milk. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, walnuts, and chocolate chips in separate bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix til combined. Grease a loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Invite friends over and bond over banana bread. Or eat it all yourself!