Friday, January 21, 2011

Great Grandma's Banana Bread

FA baking book012011 (4)There were some overripe bananas sitting in our fruit bowl a The Frog & PenguINN which usually means that it’s time to bake another loaf of banana bread. 

Last year, I tried a couple different recipes and we liked all of them. One of those could have been used again, but I bought The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Home Baking for $1 at a yard sale and on page 45 there was a new (to us) banana bread recipe. What made this recipe different than others we tried is that it uses bread flour and  sour cream, both of which were on hand. And, we have lots of pecans from last fall’s bumper crop harvest.

While, the book didn’t say whose Grandma created the recipe, feel free to pass it off as a family member’s treasured favorite.
After all, who’s to know?

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Great Grandma’s Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan. Makes 1 loaf.
  • ½ C (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ C sour cream
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C bread flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ C chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  1. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, sour cream, bananas and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda; add to eggbanana bread mix 012011 mixture and stir well.
  4. Stir in pecans or walnuts (if using).
  5. Pour into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. 
  6. Bake for 55 minutes, or until loaf tests done.
We’re sampling the finished bread tonight in our “jammies” and slippers – evening dress at the F&P.
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Best served with a cold glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate.


Mama-Bug said...

Sounds like a wonderful snack; wish I could join you!

martymom said...

Banana Bread at "The Frog And PenquiNNs" home. W-h-o-a, how much better can it get? Well eating it in your nightie, nights will certainly knock it up a few more notches.

Daisy said...

Looks and sounds delicious, Beatrice. I love pecans in anything too. I bet it was quite a treat on this cold day.


Looks yummy !I love banana bread I have been making it for years.
A piece of banana bread with a cup of tea is my fave mmmmm yummy ! Have a great day

Anonymous said...

I actually think that I have eaten banana bread once! I don´t think that it is very common over here to be honest. But as I remember it was delicious!

Have a great day now!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi everyone, banana bread is one of our favorite snacks and so easy to make with many variations. Whenever a fresh loaf is made, half gets eaten and the other half frozen, so we always have it available. It goes wonderful with not only cold milk, but tea and hot chocolate too.

Sandra said...

i think i can smell the bread, looks sooo good. hubby love this kind of bread. we are about 1000 miles from where you are, depends on where you are coming to in FL. we are on the west coast, 50 miles south of tampa, that is where the circus is. i love small towns and wish ours still was small

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Sandra, who knows maybe we will have a chance to meet on our Florida road trip. We DO hope that one day we will be able to meet some of the fooks we exchange blog watching and posting with - would be fun. We're living in a very small town here on the VA eastern shore, pop. 500, which is a far cry from the areas we lived in when we both resided in NJ.

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