Looking for a healthy banana bread recipe? Continue browsing my friend, because this isn't the one. I consider myself a healthy eater, I'm very conscientious about my choices but, I'm also a big supporter of indulging. So when I find a recipe that includes throwing a glob of sour cream into your bread batter, I jump on board.
The moisture that is added with the sour cream definitely gives this bread more of a dessert feel. I think it's great for an event, or something quick and easy to make for a friend. Or, if you have a sweet tooth and don't disagree with sugar before 11AM, it's delicious on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee.
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine with the butter and mixture.
- Add the sour cream, bananas, vanilla, and walnuts. Stir well.
- Pour into prepared pan (pan should be 3/4 full of batter) and bake for 45 mins (it depends on the oven, I recommend starting at 30 and checking from there).
- Cool for 10 minutes and transfer to cooling rack.
SOURCE: The Reluctant Entertainer