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Unadulterated Banana Bread

For my Husband Craig (who named this) who wanted pure banana bread with walnuts- nothing else.

(Of course then theres my version found at the end of this recipe)


*Recipe revised 3/15/14

Heat oven to 325 degrees

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter- unsalted, room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon good vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream- I used light
  • 1 cup walnuts

In a small bowl- add all dry ingredients- whisk to combine, set aside

In another small bowl; smash bananas and measure yourself 1 cup. throw away the excess and return the 1 cup of banana to the bowl along with the sour cream & vanilla- stir to combine, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer; cream butter- add sugar scraping down the sides as needed. Add the eggs , one at a time beating well after each egg. With mixer on low, add 1/3 of dry ingredients, 1/2 of the banana mixture, 1/3 of the dry, last of the banana then the rest of the dry- do not over mix! With a spoon stir in the walnuts. Spray your pans with Pam and place them on a cookie sheet for easier handling. Fill your pan (s) and bake 40-45 for small and 50 – 55 on large.

Makes 1 large loaf or 4 small

* Teri’s version is better…. I load up two of my small loaf pans with “his” version, then toss in a good 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips in the batter for the other two- soooooo good! Also try sprinkling sparkling sugar over the batter before you bake!

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