Banana bread first started to become popular back in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. Some speculate that resourceful housewives created the recipe as a way of not wasting over-ripe bananas. In fact, the more ripe the bananas, the better the taste of the banana bread. Consequently, we now have a very delicious creation! Traditionally known as “quick bread,” it is actually more like a cake, both in texture and flavor. It’s great for breakfast, and is sweet enough to substitute as dessert! A most versatile bread, indeed! It’s no wonder they created a National Day to celebrate it!