Banana Bread THE BEST

Submitted by Nomac0825
Submitted by Nomac0825

Yields

Makes 1 loaf (I usually double this recipe and make 3 foil loaf pans)

Ingredients

•½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan •1 cup granulated sugar •2 large eggs •1½ cups unbleached flour use King Arthur’s •1 teaspoon baking soda •1 teaspoon salt •1 cup mashed very ripe bananas •½ cup sour cream use fat free •1 teaspoon vanilla •½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (can substitute for organic semi sweet chips)

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate. 2.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan. 3.Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.