Family Favorite Banana Bread
My daughter gave me strict instructions to get this recipe on my blog. This is the recipe I have made forever and I don’t know why I haven’t gotten it on before now. It is the best!!
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (3 small to medium)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan or several smaller pans.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in mixer. Add the eggs, beating well.
Add dry ingredients together and combine with the butter mixture. Blend well. Add bananas, sour cream and vanilla. Stir well. Stir in nuts, if using, and pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 60 to 70 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. (I bake mine 70 minutes and it comes out perfect). Turn out onto a rack to cool.
Note: I have also used 4 bananas and left out the sour cream and it is still very good.
Makes 1 large loaf or 4 small loaves.
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