My good Friend Sherry gave this Recipe to us... with a cup of Sour Cream as a thank you gift. The Sour Cream is the 'secret' ingredient which makes it extra moist.  It's her Mother Marion's Recipe. 
Thanks again Sherry.

I not only made it as a Loaf, but I also added Chocolate Chips and a little extra Banana and made this Recipe into Muffins. If you decide to use extra Banana, nuts and Chocolate Chips in your Banana Bread, you will need to use two small Loaf Pans or one extra large Loaf Pan or it will over flow when it Bakes.

Banana Bread or Muffins
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup mashed ripe Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 c chopped Nuts or more to taste (optional)
  • small bag Chocolate Chips or more to taste (optional)
Cream together Butter and Sugar in a large Mixing Bowl, add Eggs and beat well.  
Mix in Vanilla and Bananas.

*Sift together Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.
Add Dry Ingredients a little at a time, alternating it with the Sour Cream, mix till blended well.
Fold in Nuts and/or Chocolate Chips

Pour into greased Loaf Pan, Bake 350 degrees for one hour or until tooth pick comes out clean.

OR... fill greased Muffin Tins 3/4 full  (if using paper Baking Cups there is no need to grease Muffin Tins). 
Makes 2 dozen.
Bake 350 degrees 12-15 minutes or until tooth pick comes out dry.

*If you do not have a Flour Sifter, you can substitute a Wire Mesh Strainer... shake it over the mixing Bowl and press any left over crumbles with the back of a spoon.  Sifting first causes flour recipes to be of a lighter texture and taste, but it is not necessary.     
TIP:  Ripe Banana's can be frozen in their skin or peeled first and placed in a baggie.  When they defrost they will be mushy, perfect for use in baking, puddings and smoothies.

~~ The Resource Links added here are predominately for the benefit of those who are new or adventurous cooks ... some of these items can be found in your local Grocer, Discount or WalMart type of store for those who want to be frugal. ~~

Enjoy and Happy Baking!
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