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½ cup softened butter
1¼ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp rum
½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)
2 large overripe bananas, mashed
1½ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt


Preheat oven to 175 C (350 F).
Grease 9-inch loaf pan; dust with flour.
Beat butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, rum and cinnamon. Beat well .
Add bananas and dry ingredients. Mix just until blended.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not overbake.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired.