My Marvelous Banana Bread from Mrs. Ruby Tips
Makes: 1 loaf
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (210 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4½ bananas, very ripened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F and adjust oven rack to middle position.
  2. GREASE a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. SIFT together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. WHISK sugars, eggs, and butter in a large bowl or beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
  5. MASH bananas with a potato masher or fork and add to sugar mixture. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in reserved dry ingredients and nuts.
  6. POUR batter into greased loaf pan. Slice remaining banana diagonally into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place banana slices along the top center of the loaf and sprinkle granulated sugar evenly on top.
  7. BAKE for 45 minutes to an hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
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