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How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour two 8X4 OR three 7X3 loaf pans. Line bottoms with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and chopped nuts, if using; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, mix together butter, eggs, sour cream, bananas, and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Using a rubber spatula, lightly fold banana mixture into flour mixture until just combined and batter looks thick and chunky. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • In small bowl, mix together 3 Tablespoons sugar and cinnamon for topping. Add JUST ENOUGH hot water to make of “drizzly” consistency. Drizzle over tops of batter. If making topping variation, mix all of the ingredients together with a fork until crumbly and sprinkle over tops of batter.
  • Bake 1 hr. (about 45-50 mins. for smaller loaves) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans and carefully remove parchment paper from bottoms of the loaves. Place loaves on wire rack and cool completely.
  • Note: Bread freezes well made with either topping. Recipe can also be made with frozen mashed bananas. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature and bake as directed above. The original recipe from my friend called for orange juice instead of hot water in the cinnamon/sugar topping, but I found it made the corners of the loaves stick in the pans when trying to remove them. You can try it with orange juice and see which you like better.

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    " It was excellent "
    MissouriFarmWife ate it and said...
    I made this for the first time today - it is cooling on the racks
    and daring me to sneak a piece. So far I have resisted.
    On impulse I used hot coffee instead of water. I got a bit
    too much liquid in the topping but it doesn't seem to
    have caused any problem. Very good!
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    " It was excellent "
    lovebreezy ate it and said...
    Oh yummy, Mr. Breezy is very happy right now. I did add chocolate chips per his request but that is just a personal preference and would not change the goodness of this recipe. More review details at Best Banana Bread By Bestcooker in the I Made It group. Would use this recipe again. Photo added.
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    " It was excellent "
    keni ate it and said...
    Hey bc! I made this and mommyluvs' banana bars with some past their prime bananas. :) Both were SO good! I usually make my banana bread with brown sugar and honey, but I wanted to try one from a friend. I loved the topping for these(I used the brown sugar/cinnamon one). I did make them in my mini loaf pan so they are a good size for 1 per serving for breakfast, which is what they will be, tomorrow. :) We, of course, had to sample one, tonight, and it was moist and full of flavor. Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    dutchie326 ate it and said...
    Great. 5 forks.
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    " It was excellent "
    jmatthews00 ate it and said...
    Lets try this again... This was great BC I made tonight. I do not usually like banana bread at all but had a few ripe bananas that I needed to use up. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    babskitchen ate it and said...
    This is sooo good. Very moist the nice little crunchy sugar topping makes it different than most banana bread recipes. We loved it!
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    " It was excellent "
    slj6lori ate it and said...
    My daughter said this was the BEST banana bread ever!!! 10 forks!! Thank you so much for sharing this one Bestcooker....I used the cinnamon drizzle and they came out beautiful....I am trying to post a picture for you. I am bringing my second loaf to a friends house tonight for her family for breakfast tomorrow....thanks again! Scrumptious! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    sanzoe ate it and said...
    I just made this and it so wonderful!!!! I love the cinnamon drizzle topping. I had a pile up of frozen bananas and was looking for something to do with them than make my same old recipe. Thanks Bestcooker your recipes have yet to let me down!
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  • elle55 8 years ago
    Sounds yummy, bestcooker! Thank you.
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