Good morning y’all! Yes, I am still blogging just haven’t sat at the computer long enough except to print off school work, do research projects, and make copies for my kiddos. This month has been a whirl wind for our family and January has flown by. We have had family come in, school, house projects, church activities, music, school, friends over, birthday celebrations, school, getting our garden ready, organizing the home, and of course, school! School break has been over for about 3 weeks and we are still trying to get ourselves on track. Does anyone else feel my pain? This week has been a smoother week for us and I am so thankful that we are getting our groove back. With all of the buzzing around I have been all about simplifying our family meals. As I have said before, my husband has Crohns disease, which means we make our food from scratch. I have done food prepping and freezer meals but there are seasons in our life that I’m thankful I got food on the table. We have been eating a lot of fried eggs and avocados! So, you will have to excuse all of my easy peasy recipes and either ignore them or maybe just embrace them with me. Which brings me to this banana bread recipe. My family was craving a yummy baked good, bananas were perfectly ripe, and they love banana bread. It was a win-win!
This banana bread is moist and full of banana flavor. Just look at those yummy flakes of goodness. I normally make 2 loaves because my family devours this bread. This time I made 3 loaves and they acted like it had been forever since I baked anything! Okay, so maybe it has been awhile……like since Christmas. Oh well, they got their sweet tooth satisfied and it was easy to throw together.
1 stick softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mashed bananas (3-4 bananas)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl beat together softened butter and sugar.
- Add 2 eggs and beat well.
- Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix on low.
- In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Pour flour mixture into sugar mixture and mix on low.
- Mash 3-4 bananas or enough to make 1 cup.
- Fold mashed bananas into mixture until blended.
- Add sour cream and fold into the banana mixture.
- Pour into loaf pan.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.