Banana bread has to be one of my favorite things in this world! What beats an amazing loaf of banana bread hot out of the oven? After many a loaves of bread, this is my all time favorite banana bread recipe. I love the cinnamon sugar mixture that you dust the pans with, it makes this recipe OVER THE TOP!
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1 t Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Butter
3 Cups White Sugar
6 Very Ripe Bananas, mashed
16 oz Sour Cream
2 t Vanilla (Mexican Vanilla rocks this recipe)
2 t Cinnamon
1/2 t Salt
3 t Baking Soda
4 1/2 Cups Flour
Preheat oven to 300F. Grease 4 (I always use 3 and make a bigger loaves -- I do have about 1 1/2 cups of batter left over.) In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 t cinnamon. Dust the bottom of each pan with the cinnamon/sugar. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas. sour cream, vanilla, and 2 t cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Divid into prepared pans. Bake for one hour. (My big loaves take a bit longer 5-10 minutes)
As I wrote, I only make 3 loaves with my batter, but I do have a little left over about 1 1/2 cups of batter, you can make a mini loaf or a couple muffins with the left over.
The key to this recipe is dusting the pans with cinnamon/sugar mixture, and a great vanilla!
The first time made this I thought HOLY COW that is a ton of banana bread, it only lasted about 30 minutes!