I know I have a good thing going when there is an emoji AND a Gwen Stefani song about it… Let’s hear it for the world’s best banana bread recipe! This shiz is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! This shiz is also the most moist, most chewy, most tasty banana bread you will ever eat. It is one of my mom’s famous recipes, and that woman knows her way around a good loaf of bread.
Remember how I told you it’s baking week? (Grab the recipe for my homemade rosemary french bread here if you are in the baking spirit!) I figure this is a fabulous recipe to have since it is warm outside, meaning you more than likely have some old, brown nanners lying around. The answer is ALWAYS banana bread.
In fact, I am almost certain this banana bread recipe has superpowers. It is practically a thing of legend in the community I grew up in. Really. Just ask anyone at our church about Marie’s banana bread and you will get a response that sounds somethings like, “OHMYGOSHSOGOOD!” (By the way, Marie is my mom, and she is AWESOME.)
Did I mention this magical bread is incredibly easy to make? Like, the only skills (or lack thereof) you need are the ability to measure, mix and turn on an oven. That means you too can be a master of banana bread and potential local legend!
Grab the recipe below!
The Best Banana Bread Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 loaves
6-8 ripe bananas, mashed (the more ugly and brown the banana, the sweeter the bread)
1 cup sour cream
1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, blend all the wet ingredients and sugar with a stand mixer or electric mixer. Once they are thoroughly blended and smooth, add the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
3. Pour into 4 greased and floured 7 1/2x 3 1/2 inch loaf pans. Bake at 325°F for one hour. Enjoy!