Holly's "Whatever You Have" Kind of Banana Bread

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A couple of weeks ago my friend, Holly, posted this recipe for banana bread and it looked amazing. On the day she posted it, though, I had just thrown out a couple of bananas. So, I was kind of excited when the kids didn't eat the last couple of bananas of this bunch so I could try out her recipe.

Holly's "Whatever You Have" Kind of Banana Bread Recipe:

1 1/2 c of flour
1c of butter semi melted (pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds)
1c of sugar
1 egg
2 smashed bananas
1/2 c of sour cream
1T of vanilla
Few dashes of cinnamon
A dash of salt

1/2 c of juice
1/4 cup of vegetable oil

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Next, mix the rest of the ingredients in a different bowl. When liquid mixture is blended well, slowly add the dry ingredients until everything is smooth. Make sure to coat your pan with Pam and flour really well because it tends to fall apart when you cool it afterwards. The bread takes between 40 and 50 minutes to bake.


-I added a small packet of pecans.
-Holly says that you can also add some juice to it.

Here's what I started with:

Here's how I did it:
#1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

#2 In a bowl, I put 1 1/2 cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar and mixed it together.

#3 In a separate bowl, I put an egg, 1 cup of softened butter, 1T of vanilla extract, 1/2 cup of sour cream and mixed it together.

#4 Before I added the dry and wet ingredients, I sprinkled some cinnamon into the flour/sugar.

#5 I put the 2 over-wripe bananas in with the wet mixture and started smashing them and stirring them in.

#6 I added in 1/4 cup of vegetable oil.

#7 Finally, I mixed in 1 small package of pecans.

#8 I sprayed down a pan with Pam and then floured it.

The Finished Product:


One word describes this banana bread-MOIST! I don't know if it is the vegetable oil or the sour cream but it was so moist and yummy!

Give it a try!



Team Tezzy said...

We LOVE banana bread in our house! I always throw in about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips.... sooooo good!

April Westerhold said...

This was really good. If you left out the 1/4 cup of oil, I think it would be better. Holly said it was optional in the recipe so I think next time I would keep it out.

Haven's Mom said...

I made this again yesterday before we went to a cookout. I was out of vegetable oil so I googled what else I could use instead so that it would still be moist. On a different blog, a lady said she used applesauce... so that's what I added... and I couldn't tell the difference (and it's MUCH healthier).

April Westerhold said...

That's great, I always have applesauce so I will use that next time. It is already all gone at our house!

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