Best Banana Bread

We have been on a lifelong search for the very best banana bread recipe. We eat a lot of bananas in our house but sometimes they ripen too fast and so we also eat a lot of banana bread. The best banana bread has to be banana-y, sweet, spicy, nutty and moist. This recipe ticks all of those boxes. Here are a couple of tips and tricks to make the best banana bread:

  1. Let your eggs come to room temperature. This allows them to be whipped to perfection.
  2. Use a food processor to quickly and finely chop your nuts. We use walnuts but you could also use pecans if you like.
  3. Line your loaf pan with parchment paper prior to pouring your batter in. This allows for easy removal from the pan.

Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (255 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups (255 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 T sour cream
  • 1 T vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and walnuts. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer with whisk attachment, whisk sugar and eggs on medium speed until they are light, fluffy and an off white color. About 10 minutes.
  4. While waiting for the sugar and egg mixture to whip, mash bananas and add sour cream and vanilla extract.
  5. After 10 minutes, while still whisking, drizzle in vegetable oil.
  6. Reduce speed to low, carefully add the banana mixture.
  7. Remove mixing bowl from stand mixer and gently fold in flour mixture.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 75-85 minutes. Time will be dependent on how large your bananas are. Be careful not to overbake.
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