Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Best Banana Bread

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 3 large loaves
Rating: 9/10

Cinnamon-Sugar mix:
1/4 c white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 c butter, softened
3 c white sugar
3 eggs
5-6 very ripe bananas, mashed
16 oz sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 c flour
Walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Grease three large loaf pans (I use butter-flavored Crisco).  

In a small bowl, create cinnamon-sugar mix.  Sprinkle half of this mixture into the bottom of the pans.  This makes a sweet and lightly crunchy crust on the bread.  Yum!

Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Add bananas and sour cream.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Use a whisk to avoid flour clumps in your bread.

Combine wet and dry ingredients and divide into prepared loaf pans.  Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture on top of the batter.  Bake for one hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool slightly in pans and then turn out onto cooling racks.


Original recipe credit: Luci Taylor, friend of a friend
Modified by: Teishi Kennedy, IBurnedIt.blogspot.com