Shannon’s Beautiful Banana Bread
Shannon’s Banana Bread
I met a woman on a message board about four years ago. She posted this recipe, titling the post, “The Best Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat.”
She wasn’t lying.
Four years later, all us women from that message board still talk about the banana bread, still post with, “I can’t find my recipe, please help!”, etc. It’s the best banana bread you’ll ever eat.
2 cups flour (whole wheat or white, your preference)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp Kosher or sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 whole stick room temp butter (no subs)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temp)
3 medium/large bananas – mashed
½ cup sour cream (I use plain yogurt)
½ cup chopped nuts (optional – pecans or walnuts)
Something with which to mash bananas. I use a potato masher. I’ve used a food processor before.
large mixing bowl
two smaller mixing bowls
wire cooling rack
Line the bread pan with parchment paper. This will keep your loaf pan clean, and it will make it really easy to remove the bread. You can grease and flour it if you’d rather.
Heat oven to 325° degrees F.
In a small bowl combine and sift dry ingredients: flour, powders, soda, cinnamon, salt. Set aside.
In the mixer bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
In another bowl mix the mashed bananas Stir in the sour cream (or yogurt).
Using a wooden spoon, blend ⅓ of dry ingredients into the butter mix. Then add ⅓ of the banana mix into the butter mix. Keep doing this until both dry ingredients and banana mixture are gone. Add the nuts. Give a good quick stir, trying not to handle or stir the batter too much.
Scrape batter into loaf pan and smooth top with the spoon. Bake in center of oven for 70-75 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool for a few minutes then remove from pan and finish cooling on a wire cooling rack.
|Low in Sodium
No Trans Fats
This recipe will make four miniature loaves.
I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?
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How happy are we that this is finally posted somewhere we can ALL find it rather than someone asking every 3 months who has the recipe? LOL. Thanks Hallee.
HAHA! You’re very welcome, my friend.
I just made this “famous” banana bread last weekend. My family LOVES it! It is definitly by far the best. I love how we all have a special banana bread bond. LOL
I told my husband that I plan to make banana bread today. Our exchange went like this
Me: I’m going to try a new banana bread recipe today. Apparently it’s “The Best Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat.” It has sour cream in it. Have you ever heard of banana bread with sour cream in it?
Hubby: Nope. Is it a Hallee recipe?
Hubby: Oh, well then it has to be good.
Your recipes are famous in our house. I’ll let you know how it turns out. :)
You are very awesome – thank you so much. I’m now nervous it won’t turn out for you! LOL
It was great! My MIL confiscated the rest of the loaf, so I need to make more. According to my husband, “Hallee strikes again.” :)
A few notes: The batter rose WAY more than I’d expected. It overflowed the pan, but it was fine after I made the parchment paper stick up, a bit like one would do with a souffle. Also, when is the vanilla added? The recipe never indicates. I omited it and the taste was still wonderful.
This post needs a pic so I can pin it;) Can’t wait to try the best banana bread ever.