This is my favorite banana bread recipe. I make it more often then any other banana bread I have tried.
It came out of Martha Stewart’s Entertaining Cookbook which I think was her first book. Martha Stewart likes to make her recipes just a little different then the average one. This one is no exception. She takes a basic banana bread and makes it special by adding sour cream to it. Yes, that adds calories, fat, and costs more to make. But it also makes it so much better.
My kids get confused with banana bread. They can never figure out what it is. One time I will serve it for breakfast, then another time I will serve it with a meal, and yet another time I will serve it for dessert. Breakfast, side dish, or dessert whatever you choose I hope you enjoy it.
Martha Stewart’s Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture. Blend well. Add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir well. Stir in the nuts if using. Pour into a well greased loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then turn onto a rack to cool. Slice and enjoy!