Super Moist Banana Bread

When I was in nursing school my best friends mother made this killer banana bread. It was the best I ever had, super moist! The ultimate comfort loaf. I never did get the recipe but I have been playing around with different fats and ratio's in baking and I have to say this one is pretty close!

Ingredients:

  • 1  3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 bananas mashed
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts or you can substitute the walnuts for semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Turn the oven on to 350 degrees farenheit.  Prepare your loaf pans. I spray them with pam and add  parchment paper to "cradle the loaf" it allows easy removal of the loaf and without the parchment paper I find the loafs get to dark on the bottom.

Next take all your dry ingredients and whisk together:

Now we take our sugar and eggs and beat with a mixer till light in color:

I drizzle in the vegetable oil a little at a time to keep the consistency of the batter.  Now add the mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla.

Add your dry ingredients, nuts or chocolate, and mix till just combined! DO NOT OVER MIX!!!!!! You will have wrecked all that hard work you have done so far and end up with a tough loaf. I, in fact stop mixing when there is still bits of dry flour not incorporated. By the time I take my spatula and give it a final turn into the loaf pan  it will be mixed enough.

Oh no some batter got dribbled on the side of my parchment paper! We can't have that (LICK, LICK, finger Licking good)

Bake for 45min-1 hour.

IMG_1711IMG_1714

A bit of butter while the loaf is still warm and the butter melts is heavenly. I can't help it I love butter and I am french. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

[recipe title="Banana Loaf" servings="6-8" time="1 1/2hrs" difficulty="easy"]

Ingredients:

  • 1  3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 bananas mashed
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts or you can substitute the walnuts for semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Turn the oven on to 350 degrees farenheit.  Prepare your loaf pans. I spray them with pam and add  parchment paper to "cradle the loaf" it allows easy removal of the loaf and without the parchment paper I find the loafs get to dark on the bottom.

In a separate bowl take all your dry ingredients and whisk together.  Take your sugar and eggs and beat with a mixer till light in color. Drizzle in the vegetable oil a little at a time to keep the consistency of the batter. Then add the mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla.

Add your dry ingredients, nuts or chocolate, and mix until just combined. Turn mixture into your loaf pan.

Bake for 45min-1 hour. Remove from oven let rest for 20 min and enjoy.

[/recipe]