Monday, June 6, 2011

Janet's Rich Banana Bread

I don't know many kids that love banana bread.  Actually, I know exactly one.  That is my son.  He raves about this banana bread.  He has good taste.  It must be pretty good.

Janet’s Rich Banana Bread
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
½ cup butter, melted (or coconut oil)
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or more - 1-1/2 tsps.)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced

1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2.      In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the butter mixture until  smooth.  Finally, fold in the sour cream, walnuts and bananas.  Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3.      Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.