June 5, 2014
rachelbhutchinson

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“The Best Banana Bread Ever”

 banana mix

banana bread mix

bana

banana bread

One of my all time favorite indulgences is Banana Bread. As a matter of fact I love almost everything with bananas; from by itself with peanut butter, to banana ice cream, cake…. you name it if it has banana in it I’m in!  I have done a lot of recipe testing for banana bread and I’ve always had a hard time finding the perfect one. It’s either too dry, not enough banana flavor, doesn’t bake well… anyways I think I’m on to something with this one. With a several failed attempts, I finally have come close to making the perfect banana bread. It is so tender and moist with just the right about of banana. I like to add cinnamon to my bread because for some reason I just love to combination of cinnamon and banana together- it just works! You can make this bread as muffins as well if you’d like and add whatever else you want to them! I sometimes put chocolate chips in mine or when making them for my family I’ll add nuts (I’m not a nuts fan)… but get creative! Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 stick butter (softened)

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla (I usually use a little more since I love vanilla)

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cup flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the softened butter in a mixer and add the sugar. Mix until combined and smooth. One at a time add in the eggs. Once the eggs are incorporated add the cinnamon, vanilla, sour cream, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt.

Smash the bananas in a large bowl with a fork. Add to the wet mixture  and combine. Then stir in the flour until it is just incorporated. You do not want to over mix here or the bread will come out tough. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for about an hour or until a toothpick comes out smooth. I like to serve mine warm with a dap of butter on top but its good eaten any way! Sometimes I even make Banana Bread French Toast out of the leftovers… mmm boy is it delicious!

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