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southern banana bread

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dana Moore AKA: Southern Gals Cook
Alvaton, KY

When I tried this recipe for the first time it lacked the "wow" factor. So, I tweaked it a bit and the result is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. I also make mini loaves around Christmastime to give as gifts; always a big hit. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Banana bread is the ultimate quick bread and this one is delicious! It has a light, fluffy texture is made with ingredients you probably have on hand. It kind of tastes like a sweet banana cake. Enjoy this for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dessert. The next time you find overripe bananas on your counter, don't toss them. Whip up a batch of this easy to make banana bread.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern banana bread

  • 1/2 c
    salted real sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 2-3 md
    very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract, not imitation
  • 2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make southern banana bread

  • Greasing loaf pans while oven preheats.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease sides and bottom of 2 non-stick loaf pans and set aside.
  • Butter, white and brown sugar, and eggs mixed until fluffy.
    Combine butter, white and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer on high speed until mixture is creamy. Add eggs and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Adding bananas to the batter.
    With the mixer on low speed, blend in bananas and vanilla.
  • Slowly adding flour and sour cream.
    Add flour to the mixture alternately with sour cream.
  • Folding in pecans.
    Fold in pecans.
  • Pouring batter into greased pans.
    Pour evenly into prepared loaf pans.
  • Baking until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cooled banana bread removed from the pan.
    Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  • Loaf of Southern Banana Bread ready to be sliced.
    Unauthorized alterations or amendments to this recipe without express permission from Dana Moore is strictly prohibited.