Monday, March 17, 2014

Banana bread - Yum!



I'm not really sure where I got this recipe from, but I've been using it for years.  I think the secret ingredient that makes it so delicious is the sour cream.  It adds a tanginess to it, and definitely helps to keep it moist.  I use this recipe every time we have a couple of bananas on the counter that no one wants to eat...the riper the better.  Simple and delicious - enjoy!

Banana Bread

2 T sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ c + 2 T butter
1 ½ c sugar
2 eggs
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
½ container sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt (if using unsalted butter)
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 ¼ c flour

Preheat oven to 325.  Grease 2 loaf pans.  In a small bowl, stir together 2 T sugar + ½ tsp cinnamon.  Dust pans lightly with mixture.  In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar.  Mix next 4 ingredients.  Mix in remaining ingredients and divide into pans.  Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Tips – add crumbled topping; 1/2c brown sugar, 1/2c flour, 2-3 T butter, 1 tsp cinnamon – mix and crumble on top.