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Unbeatable Banana Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol Hacmac

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium-large very ripe bananas (or about 1 cup mashed)
1/2 cup sour cream (can be 1/2 c milk w/ 1/2 tsp vinegar)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat the oven to 325.
2. Sift together the dry ingredients.
3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and gradually add the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Next, add vanilla extract and blend briefly. Set both bowls aside.
3. Peel and mash the bananas with a fork and measure out 1 cup. Add the sour cream and stir to blend.
4. Using a wooden spoon, blend a third of the dry mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients in this order, stirring well after each addition: half of the banana mixture, half of the remaining dry mixture, the rest of the banana mixture, the rest of the dry mixture.
5. Scrape batter into pan. Bake on the center oven rack until toothpick in center come out clean, about 70 to 75 minutes.
6. Cool in the pan for about 20 minutes. Makes 10 or more servings.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 or more
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For a light, quick bread, handle the batter gently, mixing it just enough to incorporate wet and dry ingredients. Finishing up with a wooden spoon helps ensure that the batter isn't overmixed.

 

 

 

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