BEST BANANA BREAD EVER

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If you love Banana Bread then this Best Banana Bread recipe is one you’ll make over and over.

This is definitely my best banana bread recipe.  Once you try this one, you will make it all the time.  My only problem with this bread is that I cannot leave it alone and could eat a loaf by myself.  This recipe was an experiment and it turned out to be our best one using bananas ever. One of our most popular recipes. Try this great bread.. I promise your family will love it!

Banana Bread

 

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, melted

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1/3 cup sour cream

2 eggs

3 medium sized bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together flour and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside.  Combine melted butter, sugar, sour cream, eggs, bananas and vanilla extract.  Stir together with a spoon.  Add to flour mixture and mix well with spoon.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and add batter to pan.

Swirl for Batter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped nuts, (pecans or walnuts), Optional

Combine and spread on top of the banana batter.  Take a knife and swirl into batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 65 to 70 minutes checking until done as ovens vary. It took mine 70 minutes to cook. Remove from oven and let cool. Drizzle on topping below.

Topping for Cooked Banana Bread

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk, more or less

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together and drizzle over cooled banana bread.

You can freeze this bread or reheat.  It keeps well for several days in a cool, dry place.  You can also refrigerate.  Makes one loaf.  Enjoy!

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TIP:  Always cut quick breads with a serrated knife and cook on the middle oven shelf for best results.

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5 from 11 votes

Best Banana Bread Ever

This banana bread has wonderful reviews. It's one of our most popular recipes. Easy to make and always delicious! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Banana Bread, best banana bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium sized bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Swirl for Batter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), Optional

Drizzle Topping for Baked Bread

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside.  Combine melted butter, sugar, sour cream, eggs, bananas and vanilla extract.  Stir together with a spoon.  Add to flour mixture and mix well with spoon.  Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and add batter to pan. Add swirl.

Swirl Instructions

  • Combine and spread on top of the banana batter.  Take a knife and swirl into batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 65 to 70 minutes checking until done as ovens vary. It took mine 70 minutes to cook. Remove from oven and let cool. Drizzle on topping below.

Drizzle Topping Instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over cooled banana bread.

Love this comment “I just made this banana bread and all I can say is “Best Banana Bread EVER!!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe. So delicious!!! My husband and I love it.” – Jackie

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Pumpkin Banana Bread.

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