Spiced Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 very ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (may substitute another extract like maple if desired)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8×3 inch loaf pans.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
Mash the bananas, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl with a fork until well combined.
Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract.
Fold in the flour mixture until a batter forms and no dry lumps remain.
Pour into the prepared loaf pans.
Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.