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Banana Bread

This recipe is a long time favorite of mine. It comes together fast and makes only 1 loaf of bread, so you don’t have a ton of leftovers to tempt you!

Banana Bread
Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups mashed bananas
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350* degrees F (175 degrees C).  Grease with butter two 7×3 inch loaf pans. Combine banana and sour cream. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and banana mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir into the banana mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. (Check at 40 minutes, may need as long as 55-60 minutes.) Resist urge to eat till cool. And you want very ripe bananas for this. When cool, slice, and wrap in plastic wrap. Loaves can be wrapped and frozen for later eating.

Variations:
1/2 cup of chocolate chips and or nuts added in with dry ingredients.

~Sarah

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