Friday, September 30, 2011

The Best Ever Banana Bread

My family is funny about bananas.  

My Mister and the girls love them, and I mean l.o.v.e.  

So I buy lots and lots...or rather bunches and bunches...of them.  

They will eat them every day, two or three times a day, for about 4 days.  

Then they just stop eating them.  They even stop asking for them.

And they start looking like this:

Personally, I think it is a conspiracy.  

They know that when the bananas start to look like that, the only logical thing to do with them is to make banana bread.  And, they like banana bread better than plain old bananas.

Waaaaaaaayyyyy better.

So, I am going to share with you my favorite banana bread recipe.

The thing is, I got it out of a Family Fun magazine years and years ago and I don't feel right reprinting it here on my blog.  But, I will most certainly tell you where to find it.

Click that link.  That's where you'll find the recipe.

And, it truly is unbeatable.  This is a recipe I never have and never will attempt to change.  And, I've become very loyal to it.  There is no other banana bread recipe that will ever take its place in our home.

I follow the steps as exactly as I can:
Line the pan with wax works better than foil or parchment paper or nothing. 

I always try to get help mashing the bananas. 

It always tastes better when they mash it.

The sour cream is the key ingredient.
People always ask me why it tastes so good and I always say, "It's the sour cream."

They either look mystified and disgusted or pleased and enlightened and they always say, "oh!" either way.

I find it best to let them cool in the pan for about 20's kind of hard to wait at this point, though. 

Mmmmmm, oh boy!

P.S. Three bananas = one loaf.  If I have extra bananas, I try to make 2 loaves so I can share the love, but sometimes they disappear before I can get them out of the house.  It's that good.

I'm linking this up with some of favorites!


Rochelle and Jonathan Cardell said...

I miss bananas!!!!! When we had cyclones here last year they wiped out all the banana plantations and so now bananas are $14.00 a kilo!!!!

Luanne Hardy said...

Thanks for the recipe. I've been trying to find a good recipe for a long time!

Marilyn said...

Yummy.. I love it, I HAVE to try it sometime since I always have banana's lying around.. :)) WOuld LOVE for you to link this to my fall crawl blog party happening right now pweease.. Link is hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

Jenn said...

I am always up for trying a new banana bread recipe! Yum!

Megan Camilla said...

I LOVE Banana Bread!!!! I would love it if you would come link this over on the Sweet Swap that I'm co-hosting. Just jump over to and you'll see the button on the sidebar!!! Thanks :)

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

This DOES look like the secret is the sour cream! The texture looks fantastic.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Yummy! What a great way to use ripe bananas. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


Donna said...

I have this in the oven right now. It smells amazing. I had to take it out of the oven in the beginning and put it in different pans because the wax paper started smoking, it smoked up the whole house, lol! It may be the brand I have. A commenter on the original recipe had the same problem, so in an odd way that makes me feel better. Thank you for the recipe, as I had several bananas in the freezer that I needed to use.