Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Banana Bread

I've gotten SO many compliments on this recipe.  It's from Martha Stewart.  Good Ol' Martha!
I usually mix all the ingredients together in the same bowl.  Also, instead of mixing the nuts in he batter, I just sprinkle them on top because my daughter doesn't like walnuts or pecans.  It's still yummy!

1/2 cup butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached flower
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350.  Butter a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan and set aside.  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and beat to incorporate.

In a medium bowl, whisk flower, baking soda, and salt.  Add to butter mixture, and mix until combined.  Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine.  Stir in nuts and poor into pan.

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



Kirsten said...

You know, I don't really like banana bread but I need a recipe for when I want to make it for other people. I think it makes a great gift. And I've heard from my mom that yours is really good so I'm glad you posted this. For something like banana bread or pie I like to get the recipe from someone who's made it and had it and can tell me if it's good cause I wouldn't know otherwise.

Stephanie said...

I'm the same with pie. I'm not a big pie person and I really only eat my banana bead, not that mines the best or anything (I really mean that). None the less, this is a really good recipe and I recommend making it. I've often given it out as gifts too.

The Larsons said...

I love this recipe. I make this all the time