"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 T. vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 2-3 t. baking powder 1/4 t. baking soda 1 t. salt 4-5 mashed ripe bananas 3/4 - 1 cup chocolate chips, optional, but if you don't add them, why bother eating it!
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Bake in greased bread pan @ 350 degrees for 1 hour or until center is firm.
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