Then, hopefully, at the end of the week, there will be too many left over and I'll be forced to make banana bread - a treat at the top of my 'treat list.'
You all have a treat list, too, right?
1. Banana Bread
2. Caprese Salad on French Bread
3. Fresh Strawberries
4. Home-grown home-made Popcorn (don't get me started on the incredible difference between home grown popcorn and store kernels, much less BAGGED popcorn. Please tell me you don't buy that.)
5. Taco Bell (okay, okay, I know)
6. At this point I'm struggling. You may've noticed that my 'about me' lists are always seriously lacking.
Anyway, banana bread! Sooooooooo good.
Modified from this recipe All Recipe's Banana Sour Cream Bread.
Sour Cream Blueberry Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter, soft
1.5 cups white sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 pint blueberries, washed
Step #1. Grease 2 loaf pans and cover lightly with sugar. I spooned a little sugar in the pan, then shook the pan around until it was coated.
Step #2. Cream butter and sugar in the mixer.
Step #3. Add eggs and continue mixing.
Step #4. Add bananas in chunks. I didn't mash, here. I just peeled the banana, and broke off 1-inch chunks and tossed them in the mixture.
Step #5. Add sour cream and continue mixing.
Step #6. Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda and continue mixing.
Step #7. Add flour and continue mixing.
Step #8. Pour mixture evenly into two loaf pans.
Step #9. I did not do this step, but have since learned that to get your blueberries to 'float' or suspend in your bread, coat them with a little bit of flour before adding.
Step #10. Add blueberries to pans.
|There's all my blueberries now on the bottom :(|
Step #11. Top with about a tablespoon of sugar across both pans.
Step #12. Cook at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Step #13. Let cool on wire rack about 5 minutes, then move to a cookie sheet. Brush bread with melted butter (1/4 cup) and let cool completely.
Have more bananas? Try:
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
This recipe shared at Weekend Potluck #26
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