3.26.2014

The Ultimate Banana Bread - Super Moist!


Ever wonder what to do with your very ripe bananas?
The Ultimate Banana Bread is super moist and it's made with simple ingredients. Delicious cake-like banana bread bursting with flavor, it's impossible not to have a second serving! 

I haven't made this bread in a while, and since they predicted snow again here in NY,  I decided to revive this recipe from our archives and make it for my grandchildren to enjoy while I'm visiting.

Well, I can tell you this, straight out of the oven, as I was slicing, and slicing, everyone kept eating, and eating, heck- I almost didn't get this photograph, HONEST!

So moist, this banana bread practically melts in your mouth! All you need is a glass of milk or some coffee to go with it. It's amazing! Simple and wholesome ingredients, delicious for breakfast or as a snack! Add a slice of homemade banana bread into your children's lunch box as a snack, they will love it too! Better than any junk food.

This recipe makes 3 loaves. You can easily freeze them. I like having homemade breads in the freezer, especially when we have guests staying with us. It's always nice to be able to have something else on the table, other than eggs, pancakes or yogurt for breakfast.


We look forward to making more homemade breads for you! In the meantime, have a great day!

Here's a Tip:  Ever wonder what to do with your very ripe bananas?  Instead of tossing them out,  just throw them into your freezer. Peel them and place them into a freezer zip-lock storage bag.  When you need a banana for a recipe, just take out what you need, allow the bananas to defrost a little, then add them to your recipes.
  


 The Ultimate Banana Bread - Super Moist!

  • 3/4 cup butter - at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 large very ripe bananas- mashed
  • 8 ounce of sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 3+1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Grease THREE 8 x 3 loaf pans using 1 tablespoon of butter, or spray with cooking oil and dust with some sugar and cinnamon. Set baking pans aside. 
Or, grease TWO 9 x 5 loaf pans, but you will need additional 10 minutes for baking.

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter together with a hand mixer or food processor.
Beat in the eggs until smooth.  Add the bananas while beating.
Then add all the rest of the ingredients.
Beating on high speed until well combined.

Pour into the baking loaf pans.
Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon on top of each loaf.
Place the loafs on the middle rack in the oven.

Bake for 1 hour (or for 9 x 5 pans, bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes) or until toothpick comes out clean. 
Remove from oven, cool for 8 minutes, remove loaves from pans, cool completely and wrap breads with clear-wrap and refrigerate.  They stay fresh all week long.  Freeze breads up to 3 months.

Makes 3 (8 x 3) loaves


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17 comments:

  1. THis looks so good - love banana bread - a perfect snack any time of the day.
    mary

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  2. Sour cream & bananas...that has got to be some good bread! Thanks for the banana freezing tip :)

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  3. I love banana bread, and LOVE trying new recipes for it!
    Another favorite thing to do with bananas..slice them up, freeze them, then when you need an ice cream fix, take those frozen nanners, and run them through the food processor...the texture is alot like vanilla ice cream, and you can treat it the same! YUM!

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  4. Hi Suzanne, great idea also with the bananas! I use them in my smoothies too! Great fix for a late night snack! Genius!

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  5. This banana bread looks incredibly moist and delicious! I love a big warm slice with a little butter! I also love to freeze bananas and put them in smoothies. Or just blend frozen bananas into banana froyo. Yum! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas - and I hope you have a happy New Year!

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  6. mmm..this bread looks perfect!

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  7. First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious.…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. This looks like very good banana bread. I like the idea that you described it as cake like. Sometimes I prefer that versus bread like. But truly? I just love banana bread!

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  9. I love a good banana bread! Total classic comfort food. Yum to this!

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    1. This one is amazing - you have to try this one.

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  10. I'll bet the sour cream adds a delicious flavor too! This sounds wonderful!

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  11. What a marvelous combination!

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    1. Thank you Catalina and welcome to our 2 sisters recipes blog! It's so nice to meet you and we look forward to hearing from you again. Ciao! Anna and Liz

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  12. It just happens that there are some overripe bananas sitting on my countertop. Looks like a great recipe!!!

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    1. Hi Cali! This is our go-to recipe every time our bananas go ripe!
      It is a fabulous recipe, we know you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
      Have a great week! :)

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