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BettyR - your Grandmother's Banana Bread ROCKS!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by HennysMom, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Just made it.. THANK YOU for posting your Grandmother's recipe!

    For those of you that dont have it - here it is again (and my house smells DIVINE!)

    Banana Nut Bread
    (Granny Allison’s Recipe)

    2 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoons soda
    1/2-teaspoon salt
    1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
    1/2 cups nuts
    1/4-cup sour cream
    1 stick butter
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 eggs beaten
    1-teaspoon vanilla

    Stir flour, soda and salt together and set aside.
    Mash your bananas and set aside.
    Chop the nuts and set aside.

    Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, vanilla and bananas. By hand, mix in flour and sour cream stirring until all is mixed in then add nuts.

    Bake in one 9-inch loaf pan at 350° for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

    You can split it up into two smaller loaf pans but reduce your baking time by almost half.

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what! this looks out of control delish! the sour cream must make it moist and dense!

    any pics (or did it get eaten already!!?!??[​IMG])

    gotta put this on the baking list for next week!
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    No.. I didnt take any [​IMG] I keep forgetting to do that!

    Everyone loved it though! DH ate 3 pieces when he came home and the kids each had 2 - and breakfast this morning was.... banana bread!

    Its verrryyyyy yummy! Probably some of the best I've had actually (shhh dont tell hubby's granny that though!)
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i am really excited to try this. i love banana bread, but some recipes are TOO dry. the composition here seems to be perfect.

    do you know if it can be doubled?
  5. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    it is really moist.... and it forms almost like a crust on the outside but not a hard one, its just a tad bit harder than the inside. I dont know how to explain it, but I know its DEE-LISH! [​IMG]

    I'd imagine you can double it -it seems simple enough to do that...

    doesnt it to you?

    ETA: I baked mine in a 9X13 cake pan vs. a loaf pan - easier and less time to cook. I think it cooked for about 25 - 30 mins or therebouts and it came out about 1.5 inches tall or so. Makes it easier for the kids to grab and go this way.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am making this one today!
  7. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    [​IMG] Miss P...good you can post pics that I forgot to do then!

  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:i do think it looks like it would double nicely. some recipes just never work well doubled for some reason.

    MP...make sure to give us the low down when yours is done!
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Oh that sounds like a good one....what kind of nuts would be best, Im thinking pecans with bananas.
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    This is in the oven as I type.
    I hope it comes out because I had to use shortening instead of butter because someone in the house who shall remain nameless (coff*DH*coff*) said we had butter and we didn't.

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