I should have taken a picture of the banana bread that fell flat as a comparison. It was tough, had a thick crust, and was gooey inside. Gross! I couldn't even talk myself into eating more than two pieces of it.
This time, success. Without measuring cups, baking takes a little training. I have a tendency to add too much flour at once, but there's no reversing that (adding liquid just creates too much gluten). So I'm learning restraint. It's much better to add a little flour at a time until you achieve the right consistency! Anyway, the banana bread is delicious and now I have a dilemma ... to share and brag at work (not sure if they even have banana bread here) or to keep it all to myself!