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Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

I’ve got frozen bananas.  They’ve been staring me in the face, mocking me, every time I open the door to my freezer.

This week some of my Tweeps (Twitter Peeps) started discussing Banana Bread Recipes.  A sign from God.  So, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and join in on the conversation. This started my quest for the most Delicious Banana Bread Recipe.

I love foodnetwork’s website.  Not because it takes 1,000 years to download all of the images on their home page, but because some kind citizens take time out of their hectic schedule to rate recipes they’ve tried.  Therefore, every time I go hunting for a recipe on this website, I try to select recipes that have received 5 Stars.  This weeks 5 star recipe is courtesy of the Flour Bakery in Boston.




  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream (I’ve used both; however, I usually have sour cream on hand so I tend to use this more)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (Sometimes I leave these out, since the hubs is not a big fan)



Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Serve warm with butter.  Enjoy!

P.S. I know this is my second banana recipe this week, so I apologize to those cold-hearted people who dislike bananas.


  • August 13, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    Lauren Steadman - I will have to give this a try! We love banana bread. The sour cream sounds interesting… That’s why I totally have to try it.



  • August 13, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    thebellalife - Hi Lauren-

    Thanks for you comment! I hope everything is still going well for you and your little family. The sour cream helps keep it moist – SO GOOD! Let me know how you like it.


  • August 13, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    Jamie poulsen - Keep the recipes coming. I love Banana anything.

  • August 20, 2009 - 11:27 am

    Liz Coffey - I love banana nut bread too so this morning I thought I would try a new recipe. My recipe has sour cream in it also but I loved your recipe better. It is more moist then other recipes I’ve tried! Thanks for sharing. This weekedn I’ll try the peach cobbler!

  • August 20, 2009 - 12:49 pm

    camberley - I promise…you’ll love the peach cobbler. Paula Deen is a cooking goddess. You can’t go wrong with her recipes. ;-)

  • June 25, 2012 - 8:00 pm

    tk - BEST recipe ever !!! I have used this recipe for years !!! I have made over 100 loaves and lots of muffins of this awesome recipes…you can use banana or vanilla yougart instead of sour cream..also makes he best chocolate banana bread !!!

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