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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Best Banana Bread

I've tried dozens of banana bread recipes 
over the years and this one is our favorite.
 It's moist with just a touch of cinnamon. 
Great with a cup of coffee. Serve warm with
 a little butter, or toasted the next day. 
It freezes well.  I always have a loaf to take
 on road trips for coffee breaks. 
You'll need very ripe bananas. Once your bananas
 are too brown to eat, make bread. Or pop them in
the freezer to use later. Occasionally you can get
overripe  bananas free from your produce guy. 
They just throw them out. Then you always
 have bananas in the freezer ready to go.
 2-3 bananas will give you 1 C mashed. 
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Tip: I always use the butter wrapper to grease
 the pans. One 9x5x3 loaf pan or 3 small pans.
Add the flour, cinnamon, and pinch salt. 
Stir in the nuts. Pour into a greased loaf pan and
bake @350º for 1 hour to 1 hour and  10 minutes.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out. 

Best Banana Bread
1 stick butter, room temperature (see tip)
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 C peeled very ripe bananas (about 3)
1/2 C sour cream
1 t baking soda
1-1/2 C flour
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/2 C chopped pecans

Combine the sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside. It
will foam up and double.

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer until fluffy.
Beat in eggs. Add vanilla. Mix in the cut up bananas.
Mix in the sour cream mixture.
Add the flour, cinnamon, salt and pecans and mix just until combined.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350º for 1 hour up to 1 hour and 10 minutes,
or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert and turn onto a small platter.

Tip: To soften the butter just put it in the glass bowl for 1  minute on 3% power in the microwave. Then add the sugar and proceed with the recipe.

Enjoy!


try my Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

2 comments:

  1. I love your coffee/ tea area! I have a wonderful moist banana bread recipe that calls for oil instead of butter, so I am trying yours, butter has to taste better than oil!

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  2. I love your coffee/ tea area! I have a wonderful moist banana bread recipe that calls for oil instead of butter, so I am trying yours, butter has to taste better than oil!

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