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This afternoon one of my friends/neighbors came over, because she wanted to learn how to make banana bread. I love a reason to get into the kitchen and bake something, so I was more than happy to show her how to make my favorite banana bread recipe. I call this recipe, “Mama Jessi’s Super Awesome Banana Bread” because it is super awesome (I am always getting asked for the recipe) and because about half our friends here in El Paso call me Mama Jessi. I am not exactly how I became Mama Jessi since Hubs and I do not have kids, but someone used it once and the name stuck.
You will need:
1/2 c unsalted butter (room temp)
1 c brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c sugar
4 ripe bananas
1 c sour cream, or plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs honey (now you know my secret)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 c flour
1 c nuts (optional)
|I like to put extra nuts on top
if there are nuts inside.
2 loaf pans, parchment paper, butter/oil and flour
Preheat the oven to 350. Line the bottom of each loaf pan with parchment paper, then coat the sides with oil and flour, tapping out all extra flour.
Cream together the butter and sugars. In a separate bowl I like to mash my bananas up to make sure they are good and gooey. (See note) Once the bananas are good and gooey, add them to the butter sugar mix. Mix well! Add sour cream, vanilla, eggs, honey and salt and mix throughly. I prefer to add my baking soda baking powder and cream of tarter to the liquid mix at this point. Then slowly add in the flour and scrape the sides of your bowl to make sure that everything is mixed well! If you use nuts, fold them in now.
Pour into 2 loaf pans and bake for 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. My oven takes about 50 minutes.
NOTE: Bananas, I keep my ripe bananas in the freezer, so that whenever I want to bake banana bread, I have whole bananas in the freezer. I just set them out an hour before I start baking to thaw and then peel them. The frozen bananas thawed are very gooey, and easy to mash.
|We sampled before photos. Priorities!!!!!!|