Baking is the one thing apart of motherhood that I seem to get right. I am not generally considered that “Let it to Beaver” mom… but I can be when it comes to my kitchen skills! There are some things around here that we find ourselves always making and this is one recipe we can’t live without.
Every week we are whipping up a batter of sour cream banana bread and every week we run out in no time. The loaf gets cut up into portion sizes, placed into baggies for lunches and left overs sent next door to Papa. This Ma gets crumbs most times. You’d think I’d make double, but that just takes out the fun in having to remake the next weekend.
It is a delicious recipe that comes out moist and just plain old freaking yummy!
Check out the recipe now…
- 4 very ripe bananas, divided
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan.
- Mash 2 bananas in a bowl with a fork.
- Place remaining 2 bananas in a separate bowl with 1 cup sugar and beat the bananas and sugar with an electric mixer until creamed and fluffy, 3 minutes.
- Beat in melted butter, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and stir the flour mixture into banana-sugar mixture.
- Fold in mashed bananas and walnuts.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and tap the pan on the counter several times to remove any air pockets.
- Stir 2 teaspoons sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top of the loaf.
- Bake in the preheated oven until bread is golden brown on top and set in the center, 1 hour and 15 minutes; rotate bread pan in oven halfway through baking.
- Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.