This bread is moist with a nice banana flavor. I usually prepare only half of the recipe and make 2-3 smaller loaves, instead of 1 large loaf. I end up eating 1 of the smaller loaves and freezing the other two for a later time or giving them to my neighbors as friendly gifts. I have made this recipe by using a stand mixer and by mixing by hand; both created great results. The recipe can also be found at gardengirlrecipes.com. It's perfect when you have really ripe bananas.
-Butter, for coating the pan
-2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting the pan
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon plus
-1/8 teaspoon fine salt
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1 cup granulated sugar
-2 large eggs, at room temperature
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-4 very ripe medium bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
-1/2 cup sour cream
Step 1: Coat Loaf Pan
Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with butter and dust it with flour, tapping out the excess.
Step 2: Mix Flour Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, & Cinnamon
Whisk together the measured flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl to aerate and break up any lumps. Set aside.
Step 3: Mix Sugar, Eggs, Oi, & Vanilla
Place the sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes.
Step 4: Add Bananas & Sour Cream
Add the bananas and sour cream and mix until just combined.
Step 5: Add Flour Mixture
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the flour mixture, and mix until just combined
Step 6: Turn Batter Into Loaf Pan
Turn the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Step 7: Bake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, the top is golden brown, and the bread is pulling away from the sides of the pan, about 50-60 minutes.
Step 8: Cool
Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Slide a knife around the perimeter of the pan, invert to release the bread, and cool completely on the wire rack before serving.