This time of year means crisp mornings, early sunsets, and the classic I-slept-through-my-alarm-and-must-run-like-the-wind-to-class/work/yoga struggle. I get it. Which is why baking a loaf of this banana bread on a lazy Sunday can be the perfect thing for slicing up and tossing in your bag before you head out the door mid-week. This is also the perfect way to use up any too-ripe bananas because the spottier they are, the sweeter and more delicious this loaf becomes. Plus, there is just nothing like the scent of banana bread baking in the oven. Cozy up, slip into something flannel, and embrace the season with a good old-fashioned bake fest.