There is nothing like waking up to the smell of banana bread. Especially if you know it is baked with love. I remember waking up on the weekends and my nose would follow that sweet delectable scent of vanilla and bananas. what's not to love? If I could have my mom live here just to make me her banana bread, I would!! buuuut she's in San Diego...sigh...making banana bread for herself.....thanks mom. :( ...I was feeling experimental and I found a recipe online & thought I'd try it out. !! recipe as follows.
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar ( I used vanilla sugar which you can buy or accomplish by putting a vanilla bean and 2 cups sugar in a jar for 1 to 2 weeks)
2 Tb sour cream1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ( I used 1 whole vanilla bean )
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
Walnuts if you desire, I had to leave them out due to the in-laws preference.
(forgot to picture oil. sorry...and I meant the eggs to be eyes with a vanilla nose...get your head out of the gutter PEOPLE!!!..lol )
In your mixing bowl add the eggs and sugar and beat for about 5 minutes so they're fluffy and a cream color. After the mixture is thick and fluffy, add the remaining wet ingredients starting with incorporating the oil.
and bake for 50 minutes to 55 minutes. Or until toothpick comes out clean. I sprinkle a sugar cinammon blend on top for an added sweetness and crunch.