Moist and A-Peeling Banana Bread

  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp.butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg and 1 egg white
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 8 ounce container sour cream (light is okay)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp.salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease 1 large (13x7 inches) or two small (7x3 inch) loaf pans.  In a small bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mixture should be light yellow and creamy.  Stir in salt, baking soda and flour by hand just until incorporated.  Don't overbeat. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips, if using. Divide into prepared pans.

Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until a skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.  Slice and enjoy!