THE Banana Bread


Best Banana Bread

Adapted from Martha Stewart Entertaining

Preheat oven to 350

1/2 cup unsalted organic butter, at room temperature
1 cup organic sugar
2 eggs
11/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cups chopped pecans (toasted) – optional


In an electric mixer with paddle attachment cream butter, sugar, and eggs.


Add the dry ingredients and combine with butter mixture.


Blend well and with a spoon or silicone spatula scrape the sides of the bowl to incorporate.


Add bananas – I just add them whole and let the paddle of the mixer chuck them up, then add sour cream, and vanilla; stir well.


If using, stir in pecans by hand.


Pour into a well buttered 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan or several smaller
pans…this recipes yields 1 large loaf or 4 small loaves.


Bake 1 hour and turn out onto a rack to cool (if smaller loaves, test after 45 minutes).

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