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great grandma's best banana bread

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Jody Ayers
Gatewood, MO

This recipe was given to my mother by my Great Grandma Armour back in the early 60's. It is the only recipe we have used in our family and for good reason. I have never found another recipe for banana bread that is as moist, easy, and delicious. I absolutely love tried and true old family recipes. I plan to hand this recipe down to my daughter as well. My husband loves to toast it and cover it with peanut butter. My daughter just likes to eat it plain.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

One bite and we see why this is the only banana bread recipe that Jody's family uses. This banana bread is easy, moist, delicious and full of banana flavor. We like the idea of using a Bundt pan. It makes for a beautiful presentation.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves several
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For great grandma's best banana bread

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 3 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 lg
    ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts

How To Make great grandma's best banana bread

  • 1
    Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • 2
    Cream together sugar, shortening, and eggs in a large mixing bowl or mixer.
  • 3
    Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to the creamed mixture.
  • 4
    Add the mashed bananas and nuts once everything is well incorporated.
  • 5
    Pour into loaf pans or bundt pan that have been sprayed with non-stick spray and bake at 325 oven for about 45 minutes or until toothpick stuck into center comes out clean.