This is the first and still the best banana bread I've ever made, out of my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook that was a wedding gift 20 years ago. I've tried a few other recipes since then (including the most popular online recipes, as well as other people's), and nothing matches this.
To make it healthier but still taste the same, I replace some of the white flour with whole wheat and some of the sugar with stevia.
I mash then freeze bananas that have gotten too ripe to eat, and thaw them for the bread.
I usually don't save recipes that I have to make a ton of changes to, but since my family really liked this I'm keeping it. The original recipe* calls these tater tots but they actually taste much more like hushpuppies! The original recipe calls for small slices to be fried in a bit of oil. When I did that they never firmed up, so next time I make this I'm going to flatten them into crabcake-style patties. I also had to cook these at a higher temperature and for at least double the time for them to finally brown enough to hold together, so I have also changed the temperature and timing.