Wednesday, January 11, 2012

THE best banana bread EVER! ..Not exaggerating

Let me start off by saying, I do not like anything.. ANYTHING banana! But this banana bread is one of my f-a-v things to bake (and eat!). It is so, so good. I usually make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas to give out to family and friends, but I ran out of time so I decided that January 11th at 10 PM was a good occasion! ;)

This recipe is not my own.. I got it from my friend.. You might know her..

Yep, Martha Stewart. :) Okay, so we aren’t really friends.. But if we were, I would hug her every day for sharing this recipe with the world. It is THAT good, people!

I was going to take pictures of the process while I was making my bread, but let’s face it.. It isn’t rocket science. Plus it was late at night and I just really wanted it to be done so I could eat some. ;)

Here is a picture I took to show you what it looks like when done:
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Note: The recipe says that one batch will make just one loaf, but I split the batter between two of these “EZ foil loaf pans” (Found at Walmart or any grocery store). So, just keep that in mind.

Here is what you’ll need to make this amazing banana bread:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.

    One thing I want to add, before I go.. If anyone is in need of baking soda, call me!

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    LOL.. Apparently every time I bake, I buy a box of baking soda, thinking that I don’t have any at home! Does anyone else do that? Or am I the only one losing their mind at the age of 24..? :)

    Alright, I am done talking. Now.. Go make some!


    1. Sounds delish. I harbor cream of mushroom soup!

    2. This looks like a great recipe, especially the addition of sour cream. The banana bread also doesn't look too sweet, as it only calls for a cup of sugar. I am going to try it!