Sunday, December 5, 2010

Banana Bread Three Ways

I am declaring my undying love for a brand new Banana Bread Recipe I found on today.  I had some banana's that were nearing the end of their life so I started snooping around on the internet and well, the rest is history.

To be clear, I did a combo of a couple different recipes today.  I used a recipe for Cathy's Banana Bread and jooshed it up a bit with some added nutmeg and cinnamon.  Then, I added an oatmeal crumble top on two of them, mini chocolate chips in two of them and left one plain.  The reason I chose this particular recipe?  Feast your eyeballs on this:

This moistness of this particular recipe is what caught my eye.  I'm sure if you touch the screen, you can feel how supple it is...go ahead try it :)  It also had sour cream in it and I was DYING to try a recipe with sour cream in it to test out the moist factor.  So far, I am a true believer!  I would love to re-create a lemon cheesecake cupcake that my daughter and I are IN love with from a local baker here in town.  Now I know as soon as I see a recipe with sour cream in it, to give it a shot!

This recipe is suited for beginner cooks.  Take a stab at it, add different spices, add nuts, make it yours.

Banana Bread
(Courtesy Allrecipes)


  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 1/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan, or two 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. Combine banana and sour cream. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and banana mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the banana mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan or pans.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

A couple of notes:  I added about a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg and about 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon to the batter.  Remember not to over mix or it will not be tender.  Top with crumble topping before baking.

Crumble Topping:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tblsp flour


  1. Yummy Kelli....these look wonderful! I want to try the one with the topping. Just have to tell you....the oatmeal cookies....well, they have all left the cookie jar!!!! If anyone is reading this....try these good! I shared them with my family...had coffee @ Mom's house and they were a hit!!!! Thanx Kelli! Now the banana bread...can't wait! XO

  2. It is VERY good. I whole heartedly support this recipe, of course because its on here lol

    I'm SO glad the cookies turned out for you! WHEW! The pressure of other people like it lol

  3. I love banana bread, I love putting chocolate chips on the top of it when it comes right out of the it forms a chocolate top.

    I have to get some bananas and hope to try this recipe very soon. Thanks for sharing!!