1.16.2012

Cinnamon/Sugar Banana Bread

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Over the weekend, I made 4 loaves of banana bread!  After making cookies for the holiday, I got the urge to start baking more.  Real baking...not boxed mix baking (I am a master at brownies!)

I was only planning on making one or two loaves but halfway through measuring things out, I realized the recipe was for 4 loaves...so I just rolled with it!  I figured I could either freeze them or give them to friends and family.  I have to say they turned out pretty well for a rookie baker!

The cinnamon in this recipe makes it so tasty!  It also includes sour cream, which sounds weird but it makes the bread melt in your mouth.  Walnuts are optional but I like the texture they provide so I used them; roughly chopped.  The recipe called for an hour baking time at 300ºF, but I would suggest to cook it at 350ºF for an hour or until a toothpick (inserted in the center of the bread) comes out clean.

Enjoy!

Banana Bread
Recipe adopted by all recipes
Photos by halftomatohalfpotato
Yields 4 loaves

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS
-Preheat oven to 350ºF.
-Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans
-In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with
 cinnamon and sugar mixture.
-In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. 
-Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. 
-Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
-Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.








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