Old-Fashioned Bake Sale ~ Banana-Sour Cream Loaf

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Cooler temps have me dreaming of lots of wonderful things from the oven. Since I have an ever-growing stash of frozen bananas, I figured I'd share my staple banana bread recipe and bake a favorite of everyone here. The recipe comes from Gooseberry Patch's *Made From Scratch* -- one of my favorite GBP books and this is the moistest banana bread recipe I've ever tried. Besides freezing my over-ripe bananas, I try to have a few loaves of this wonderful bread in the freezer. Comes in handy for quickie hostess gifts or a treat for unexpected company.

Banana-Sour Cream Loaf
(Printable Version)

2/3 c. butter
1-1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 c. bananas, mashed
2-1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. chopped nuts (I ALWAYS use 1 cup mini-chocolate chips instead)

Cream butter and sugar together; add eggs and bananas, beat until smooth. In a seperate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together. Add dry mixture alternately with sour cream to banana mix, blend well. Fold in nuts (or chocolate chips) and pour into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan; bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Makes 8 servings.


  1. That sounds like a wonderfully yummy recipe. I like the idea of adding the sour cream. And brilliant idea to swap out mini chocolate chips for the nuts. Can't wait to try this.

  1. Marianne said...:

    Hi Gail,
    This looks so delicious. I'm loving the chocolate chip idea....good way to get my kids to eat it. I'm going to give this one a try. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now. Hope you will follow back!
    Marianne :)

  1. Jeanne said...:

    It just happens that I have over ripe bananas right now. I am baking this bread. Mmmmmm, it sounds so good. Thank you Gail. I have company right now so this is what I call 'perfect timing'
    Hugs, Jeanne

  1. Sounds perfect Gail! I might look for that "made from scratch" cookbook:@)

  1. Hi Gail,
    As always your post and recipe look so good! I may need to do this with my grandsons next weekend when they're here!
    Also I just want to tell you how inspiring you are and what a lovely spirit you have; it comes across loud and clear in your blog and your "about me" in your profile and I just wanted you to know. Thank you for all you do!
    PS your Saturday plans sound like mine...out in my PJ's before the day began:O)

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