Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jeanie's Banana Bread

P O T A T O! No, our banana bread does not contain potatoes. However, like this adorable minion trailer, our bread punches you in the face with flavor.  And hopefully, you will have as much fun making it as we do watching this trailer on repeat. Over and over and over again.  Let the minion's banana obsession spread once you've tried this classic recipe.  And like the minions, we may or may not have stolen it... from our grandma. :)

Start with 2/3 cup softened butter and mix with 1.5 cups sugar in a large bowl.

Up next are the eggs--you'll need two.  Mix in one egg at a time.

The bananas... the more ripe the better.   Take a fork and mash two bananas or one cup worth.

Add 4 teaspoons sour cream or milk. We use sour cream due to making the dough thicker.

Preheat oven to 375F.
Combine the banana and sour cream mixture with the butter mixture.  Stir well.

Add 2.5 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, a dash of salt and fold into the batter.  If you like nuts then add 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts in at this point (it's good either way, maybe throw in some chocolate chips).

The bread can be baked in either a 13 x 9" pan or as individual loaves.

For the pan(s) gently add butter to the pan.
Put a 1/4 cup of flour into the pan and move the pan around so that every space is covered in flour.  This serves as a way to keep the bread from sticking to the pan.
We made small individual loaves, so we divided the batter in half.

Bake at 375F for 45 to 50 minutes.  This might vary based on oven, our baked for near 40 minutes. The top will be brown, check by sticking a toothpick about an inch from the edge of the pan.
Once you're bread is fresh from the oven, let it cool and take a bite.  Then watch the trailer again.

P.S. Are you as obsessed with this trailer as we are?


2/3 cup softened unsalted butter
1.5 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (very ripe)
4 teaspoon sour cream or milk
2.5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 dash salt
1.2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter, add sugar and cream again.
Add eggs one at a time and mix completely.
Add mashed bananas with sour cream.
Fold in flour, baking soda and salt.
Add in chopped walnuts
Bake at 375F for 45 - 50 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I love Despicable Me and the trailer looks bananas. Really cute post.