So over the past few months I’ve been on a search to find the perfect banana bread…and I think I’ve finally found it! If you have a better one send it my way, because I LOVE banana bread!
So after my little monkey went to bed last night I decided I needed to put our spoiled bananas to good use. I waited so patiently for the muffins to be done… and when the timer finally wen’t off I was sooo excited! I ran and grabbed one mitten and pulled those babies out. I think I was a little too excited, and to my dismay this is where the muffins ended up. It was a sad night.
LUCKILYYY I had made two extra loaves I had planned on giving away. In case you’re wondering that loaf below was NOT given away & was eaten by me. ;) My husband couldn’t fathom having all those muffins go to the trash, so he salvaged a few muffins and ate them right up!
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional - I left these out!)
Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Then mix in eggs, vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to sugar mixture and stir until combined. Fold in bananas, nuts, and chocolate chips. Pour into 2 large loaf pans or 4 small loaf pans. You can also make 24 muffins. Bake for 1 hour in a loaf pan, 35-45 minutes in a small loaf pan or 25 min in a muffin pan. You want the bread to be lightly browned. Make sure it comes clean with a toothpick.
Once the bread is cooked, remove the bread from the pan and place on a cooling rack.
You can stop right here and this banana bread will already be amazingly delicous!! However if you want it to be even more fattening delicious add this topping:
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 c chopped pecans
Mix ingredients together and sprinkle on bread. Put the oven on broil and put bread in for 1-2 min.
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.View all posts by →