What do you do when bananas go brown faster than you can eat them? There are a few solutions. One is to get a monkey, but as everyone knows, monkeys are trouble. The second, more low-maintenance solution is to make banana bread.
4 Tbsp sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
pinch of salt
2-3 brown or black bananas
1/4-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
First, combine the sour cream and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir together and let sit off to the side while you…
Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl, and add in eggs and vanilla. Then add the sour cream gradually, alternating with the flour and salt. Add the bananas and mix in thoroughly.
Grease a single loaf bread pan and pour half of the bread mixture in. Then sprinkle half the chopped nuts and chocolate chips evenly over the surface and dust with cinnamon. Pour the rest of the mixture into the pan, then draw squiggles with a knife (to mix the nuts and chocolate chips in). Add the rest of the nuts and chocolate chips for the topping.
Bake at 350 F for 75 minutes – top should be springy.
I completely forgot the cinnamon this time around, and I also forgot to reserve any nuts/chips for the topping – it’s all the in the middle – but it was yummy anyway.
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