One of our favorite snacks and quick breakfast go-to's is banana bread. Our whole house enjoys it and I usually have to make a big batch to feed everyone.
I enjoy my banana bread with just a little bit of butter spread over the top, however, my kids aren't fans of that so they eat it plain. A friend of mine puts jam on top of hers, but I've never tried that.
Banana bread is also a fantastic lunch box idea!
Once a week for my son's homeschool curriculum we will bake or create a dish, make a dinner together, create a fun new recipe, etc. One day, we were trying different ingredients to create the best banana bread in the world. As a result, we came up with this recipe.
In addition to this helping him with learning how to cook, it also helps him with measurements, addition, patience, and so much more. Fortunately, he is a hands-on learner so making recipes is perfect for him. I want to help him learn basic cooking skills with part of his homeschooling.
Our Unforgettable Banana Bread recipe will have your family wanting more! Doesn't it look delicious? Now, let's get to the recipe.
Unforgettable Banana Bread Recipe
What you need
- 1 c. butter
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 4 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 c. sour cream
- 4 ripe bananas (mashed)
Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a bowl. I usually use a mixer to make the bread. It's just easier for me and most importantly, it means less dishes to do.
Next, add in the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Once everything is mixed together, you'll want to fold in the sour cream. Mix some more, then fold in the mashed bananas. Mash the bananas to where it's almost a puree if you don't want chunks of them in your bread.
After that, pour the mixture into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour or until bread is golden brown and done in the middle. Tip: place a toothpick or butter knife down the center, if it comes out clear, the bread is done.
It's so good! This recipe will make two loaves. However, two loaves usually don't last very long in our house, but if you'd like to make them and freeze them.. just wait until they cool down, wrap them in plastic wrap, then foil and freeze. After that, it should last up to 2 months in the freezer.