3bananasMedium that are ripe (about 1½ cups after mashing)
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 9”x5” loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and nutmeg, beating until smooth.
Add the mashed bananas, honey, jam (if using), and eggs, beat again until smooth.
Add flour and raisins, stirring just until smooth.
Spoon the batter into prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top. Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Bake the bread for 45 minutes, then loosely cover the top with aluminum foil to avoid over browning. Bake for an additional 25minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean, some wet clinging crumbs is fine. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely on a rack.