Monday, March 31, 2008

Banana Bread

Last night I was craving banana bread without nuts.... because that's the best way to eat it. I have the BEST banana bread recipe from Martha Stewart and thought I would share this really yummy recipe. It really is that good!

Banana Bread
Makes 1 Loaf

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
opt. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (for those of you that like to put nuts in your banana bread)

1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3 inch loaf pan. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs.

2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate medium bowl. Add to butter mixture; mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix until combined. Stir in nuts (if you like nuts). Pour batter into pan.

3. Bake for about 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center comes out clean when you test with a toothpick or fork. Let cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; invert. Let cool completely.

This tastes really good fresh out of the oven with butter on it OR even better toasted in the morning for breakfast!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Mine is almost gone!!! I've gobbled it because it's so tasty!!!