It's the start of Fall...and baking breads, pies, stuffed baked, cinnamon caramel nut apples ~ or anything for that matter has always been a huge part of mine.
Whether you like plain, old fashioned banana bread....or you're more the adventurous type and like to mix things up... I know you'll LOVE this recipe. One of the moistest banana bread recipes yet...so read on!
You know how well Peanut Butter and Bananas go together right? Well, If you like that combo, try adding bacon to the mix.....Wowza! If not, make it plain.
I love making Banana Bread in my favorite bundt pan I bought from a quaint antique shop many moons ago! I slice it warm with a serrated knife and slather on at least a pat of butter.... Ok, maybe two!
How to bake banana bread to perfection really depends on the size of your pan. You can bake this recipe in 1 loaf (which will take longer) or smaller loaves (which take less time).
Always check the bread in the middle with a toothpick to see if the loaf is done baking, before removing from the oven. If batter sticks to the toothpick, bake a little longer. Add in sour cream? It’s even moister, more flavorful, and delicious! Adding melted peanut butter and BACON 😉 OMGoodness…..It puts this recipe Over the Top!
INGREDIENTS: 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3) 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) 1 cup peanut butter (optional) 1 cup, cooked, chopped bacon (bits)…NOT Bacos! DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf or bundt pan. Pan should be 3/4 full of batter. In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; combine with the butter mixture. Add the sour cream, bananas, and vanilla; stir well. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool if you must.....(lol) for 10 minutes and then turn the loaf out onto a rack.
* Totally Optional, although amazing - Melt Peanut Butter in microwave for 1-2 minutes....drizzle on and sprinkle the bacon bits over it! YUMMY!
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