Preheat your oven to 350°
Prepare your baking pan by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray and lightly coating with all-purpose flour.
In the medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined and set aside.
Peel the four bananas and place them into the large mixing bowl. Mash the bananas, either with a masher or a fork, until only small lumps remain.
To the mashed bananas, add the brown sugar and canola oil and mix with a spatula until well combined. Stir in vanilla extract.
In small batches, add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet. The key here is to mix only just until no flour visibly remains. Do not overmix!
Once the batter has just come together, add in chocolate chips or nuts, if using.
Pour the batter to your prepared baking pan and bake on the center rack of the oven for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for ten minutes before removing the bread from the pan and transferring to a wire cooling rack. Wait until the bread has cooled before drizzling with optional peanut butter glaze.