Friday, August 11, 2017

Banana bread

We had some bananas that had gone rather ripe for enjoyable eating. This recipe is a great way to use them up. The nuts give it crunch, while the sour cream makes it super moist.

See the link for full details, but here is a quick summary.

Melt 1/2 cup of butter, and mix in 1 cup of sugar then 2 eggs and a tsp of vanilla extract. Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt then stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Finally fold in 1/2 cup each of sour cream and chopped walnuts, and 2 mashed bananas. You should end up with a creamy batter. Pour into a baking tin and bake on 350F for about an hour.

Try to at least let it cool a bit before you scarf it all down.


  1. Hi Ian - I imagine banana bread is a staple in a busy household. It's a wonderful way to use up bananas ... and does make a delicious coffee accompaniment - now I could do with some ... but I'll resist - no bananas in the flat and I couldn't wait to cook - sounds good though - cheers Hilary

  2. I love banana bread. When I held a McMillan Cancer coffee morning last year, lots of people donated banana bread and there were slices of about five kinds left. They were taken out of the freezer at regular intervals were all different! Goes well with coffee...I will try to persuade the resident cook to try this recipe.
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