The Best Banana Bread


 I’m not one to share baking recipes because I am NOT a baker.  I LOVE to cook, but baking and my ADD seem to clash;) Probably because it’s all science and requires patient measuring of ingredients etc. and… #ain’tnobodygottimeforthat;)  LOL!

However, I was told this Banana Bread/Cake recipe was worth trying and I had some over ripe bananas… so I gave it a try.


I did an instagram story on it.  But thought I would blog about it and share the recipe.  So here it is!


Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl combine (I used an electric mixer):

1/2 C softened butter

1 C of sugar

2 eggs

1C mashed bananas

1t vanila

1/2 C sour cream

(I used plain ) 0% Fage greek yogurt because that is all I had on hand and it was still yummy-I am sure sour cream would make it even yummier;)

Then mix in gradually:

2C sifted all-purpose flour

1t baking powder

1/2 t salt

1t baking soda

For the Topping:

1/2 C of chopped pecans

1/2 C of sugar

1/2 t cinnamon

*reserve some topping for top of loaf*



Liberally grease a loaf pan (use one with a flat bottom,NOT like mine;)


*I put the nuts in half of pan…DON’T DO THIS (see why below) Instead, mix sugar, cinnamon and nuts ALL TOGETHER and sprinkle most of it in pan.  Reserve the rest for the top.


This is right before it went into oven, but remember I forgot to reserve some of the cinnamon sugar nut topping for the top of the loaf, but you will remember to do that step!  Remember my ADD? #thestruggleisreal;) I hope I haven’t lost you… LOL!

Put pan in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour

Bake until a knife comes out clean



Final Product

Yours will look nicer and be done the correct way because you will learn from my mistakes…and you probably follow directions perfectly;)

Here’s what I did incorrectly

I put ALL of the topping on the bottom and put nuts in one half of pan (my son doesn’t like them) and for some reason it stuck (and I liberally buttered the loaf pan).

This could have been because:

  I put nuts on one side of the loaf and didn’t incorporate in the mixture?

Or… I used a textured bundt-like pan–maybe if it was flat bottom pan it wouldn’t have stuck?  I think that was probably the case.  Not sure, but it was still crazy good!

I will use a flat bottom loaf pan next time. Live and learn….

All in all I consider this Banana Bread venture a success and my house smells AMAZING!!!! See, I made mistakes and it was still the best I’ve ever had;)

Now go make some and let me know what you think! ;) I hope you like it…it is really good!

Happy Baking!


1 Comment

  1. Kristen Lenhardt
    October 18, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Nice job!

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