Bananarama Cran Nut Bread

Looking for a quick flavorful banana bread recipe? This moist bread recipe is sure not to disappoint, using ingredients like sour cream helps prevent the bread from drying out and gives it a subtle tang.  Don’t throw out your overripe bananas and try this recipe today.

1 Cup White Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup of Softened Butter (and a little more for greasing the pans)

2 Eggs

1/2 Scant Cup Sour Cream Thinned down with Milk

1 Tsp Vanilla

3 Ripe Bananas

2 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour (and a little more for flouring the pans)

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/2 Cup Craisins

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Heat over to 350°

Butter and flour two loaf pans.

Mix sugar and softened butter with a beater or in a mixer until well combined and has a creamy type texture.  Add one egg to batter and mix thoroughly before adding the second egg.  Once eggs are combined into batter add the sour cream, vanilla, and bananas.  Mix all these ingredients on medium speed for about two to three minutes until everything is well combined.

Meanwhile, in another bowl combine flour, salt, and baking soda.  Use a wire whisk to combine the four mixture.

Add flour mixture to the wet batter on low speed 1/2 cup at a time, allowing each 1/2 cup to mix in gently until all the flour is combined.

Add nuts and craisins to the batter.  Mix on slow until combined scrapping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.

Pour batter evenly into the pans, you can use a ice cream scoop, ladle, or measuring cup to ensure the same amount of batter is in each pan.  After batter is in the pans, shift the pans from side to side slowly ensuring the batter is evenly distributed.  Wipe down any excess batter on the top or sides of the pan where you don’t want it to cook.

Place both pans in the oven and cook for about an hour.  You can take a toothpick to test it by inserting it in the middle of the bread, if it comes out clean it is done.  If the toothpick comes out with a lot of batter on it, it may need to cook a few more minutes, but keep an eye on it to ensure it isn’t overcooked or burnt.

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Happy Cooking!

❤ Always,

TT

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