Well, Hello Dears,
It’s me, Grandma!
I’m so glad to be back to The Vintage Cook blog and website. Lanie and I have been busy moving into our new home. She’s kind enough to let me live in the library in the basement.
Oh, I don’t mind, lots of old books to read down here.
Now today, we will talk about Banana Bread. There are a million recipes and they all pretty much look the same, but this is my favorite below. I’ve been making it for years. You may use butter, but actually, I like to use margarine for this one because it stays softer longer, and less browning will happen.
Oh, and of course there is a secret little ingredient, it’s Sour Cream! Yes, sour cream makes the bread have just the right texture. You may even use light sour cream if, like me, you are worried about a big derriere.
I forgot one more little thing. It’s about those ba-nanners. I used to think the darker the better…for bread, completely brown…then one day I was eating my bread and I realized I was eating, “Rotten Banana-Banana Bread.” So I’ve come to the realization that the bananas still need to be yellow, with just some brown on them, not completely brown.(as pictured)
Oh dear, one more thing. This recipe makes the exact amount for THREE small 6-inch tins. You can use the little disposable foil ones too, then give a loaf to your neighbor. If you put all of this batter in a big glass loaf dish, do you know what might happen? The bread might get all over-baked on the outside, and a big puddle of goop on the inside. You don’t want that, do you? Use the small tins dear, because Grandma doesn’t wanta hear your complaining. 😀
Take Care Sweetie Pies,
Grandma Loves Ya.
Grandma’s Favorite Banana Bread
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup margarine or unsalted butter, gently melted
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 Tablespoons sour cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional for Banana-Nut Bread)
- Place peeled bananas in a large bowl, and give a grand-kid a fork. Let the child mash the banana until it’s smooth and slimy. If you can’t find a child, just do it yourself.
- Then, put all of the other ingredients in the bowl, one at a time, stirring each one in, as you go.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray tins with cooking spray.
- Spoon batter evenly into each tin.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. Keep that oven door closed!
- Enjoy warm with a smear of butter.