Thursday, June 5, 2008

Best Ever Banana Bread

This is another recipe from my dear friend Gretchen. She shared this recipe a couple of years ago and I've never made any other recipe since. Sometimes I use a bundt pan to make it and sometimes I use 2 loaf pans. It just depends on how I'm feeling on that particular day.


1 cup mashed bananas (I used 3 medium bananas)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan, or two 7x3 inch loaf pans*.

Combine banana and sour cream. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and banana mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the banana mixture.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan or pans.

Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

*I used a bundt pan, and greased it, then dusted with cinnamon and sugar. It made the crust DIVINE.

1 comment:

Kim said...

My grandson adores banana bread. I will make this when I see him next week. Love the sugary crust idea. Thanks.