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The Best Banana Bread

This is my fool proof, go to banana bread recipe. It is moist and absolutely delicious. The perfect way to use up those over ripe bananas! Such a versatile bread. you can enjoy it for breakfast, snack time or they are perfect for a picnic! They make lovely gifts if you pack them. I decorated them with edible flowers and a couple of fondant butterflies to make it look extra pretty. The best part, your home will smell divine!


Total Time:

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Baking time 35 mins

  • Total time 50 mins



Equipment:


  • 1 9 x 5 loaf pan or 4 individual smaller ones

  • parchment paper



Ingredients:


  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 4 very ripe bananas

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • some butter for greasing pans

  • edible flowers such as pansies for decoration (optional)



METHOD:


  • Preheat oven to 350 F

  • grease your pans with butter, dust them with flour and line the bottom with parchment paper

  • Sift your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside

  • mix the oil and sugars till nicely combined

  • slightly beat the eggs and add to mixture

  • add vanilla, sour cream and mix

  • mash bananas with a fork and add them to the mixture

  • scrape down the sides of the bowl when needed

  • add your dry ingredients and mix

  • stir in the chopped walnuts

  • transfer mixture to pan and bake till a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean

  • If using one big pan it will take about 45- 50 mins If using smaller individual ones it will take around 30 mins

  • take out of pan and cool on a wire rack

  • decorate with edible flowers


  • If you pack them they make perfect gifts





Enjoy!







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