The Blonde Baker: BEST EVER Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is foolproof; no matter how many times I make it, it’s always a hit. I have experimented with many different recipes, and this one is by far the BEST EVER. It's the perfect banana bread for adding chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts. The consistency is moist and pairs amazingly with your morning coffee, but is just as good on its own!

 

Ingredients

3 very ripe bananas (mashed)

1/2 cup butter softened

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 sour cream OR  yogurt (vanilla is yummy, and so is Greek)

 

Directions

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs one at a time. Then add the most important ingredient—the vanilla! Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients.

Add sour cream OR yogurt, and the mashed bananas. Pour banana bread batter into a greased deep pie pan or loaf pan. 

Bake for 40-60 minutes. If baking in a thinner pan, bake for 25-35 minutes. Bake banana bread until center is done. I would wrap the outside of the pan with foil to prevent any burning on edges/outside. I always test the center with a toothpick. Watch it closely. Happy Baking! :)