Mary's Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

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Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

I have been using this banana bread recipe for 30 years. It is the best banana bread I have ever tasted and everyone asks for it! I entered this in the County Fair back in the 1990s and won a Blue Ribbon. Actually I entered this a number of years in a row and it always took home the Blue Ribbon. It is a moist and flavorful bread. My secret is simple. Place overripe bananas on a plate in the refrigerator. Cover with plastic wrap or the banana flavor will permeate other foods. Let them turn black. It is the banana oil that gives the flavor. Try this recipe. I guarantee it will be your favorite!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! This is an old-fashioned banana bread recipe that's delicious. It's a very basic recipe but so good. Reminds us of something our grandmother would make. This banana bread is moist and tender, slightly dense and has a nice crust on the outside. This would be great for breakfast or a snack.

Note: All ovens are different. Our banana bread was perfect at 50 minutes. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 18 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    ripe banana pulp, mashed
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, optional

How to Make Mary's Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar well.
  3. Add eggs and beat well until light and fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Mix banana pulp with sour cream.
  6. Add pulp alternately with dry ingredients to butter, sugar, and eggs mixture on slow speed.
  7. Scrape sides as needed.
  8. DO NOT OVER BEAT. Beat only until combined. I then stir with a wooden spoon to make sure it is all combined.
  9. Grease and flour a loaf pan, 9X5X3. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
  10. Test with a cake tester. Do not test in the crack. Test off to the side. It should come out clean, but be careful not to over bake. You want a loaf of moist banana bread.

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About Mary's Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Collection: Favorite Breads
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #banana #bread



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