Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 6'' loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C .
Mix all dry ingredients except cherries and sieve once. In a bowl mash the bananas. Mix egg,melted & cooled butter, cherries and vanilla extract. You don't need beater for this. Use a wooden spatula or a silicon one. Now mix the flour with the wet at once. Don't over mix. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for around 35 to 45 min till it's done. Serve warm .