Fischer Favorite Banana Bread

january 28, 2014 by nama 

This is a favorite i have made for years, i thank my sister-in-law Jenn for the recipe.

 Kaydra’s boy, Cody, just told me “all you ever need to give me for birthdays or any other holiday is your Banana Bread.” Some of us love it with nuts and some not so nutty. i typically peel and keep my over ripe bananas in a large plastic storage bag in the freezer until it is banana bread day. Often i have so many bananas i will make 5,6 or 7 batches, part with nuts, part plain.

This bread freezes perfectly.

The batter freezes beautifully also and will give you fresh, warm perfect banana bread with little effort if you can get a few bags of batter in the freezer.

This is a heavy, moist ,rich and flavorful bread. We eat it as breakfast, dessert, snack and if no one is watching it may be lunch or dinner also.

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Cream together :

1/2 cup butter

1 cup white granulated sugar

2 eggs and

1 teaspoon vanillamason-cash-mixing-bowls

Add dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Lumpy is fine.

1 cup white all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon saltfully-mixed-banana-bread-batter-2-bakethiscake

Add to bowl and fold just until blended:

1 cup mashed bananas

1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt

Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts (we like walnuts and more like 3/4 cup)

Pour batter into 2 greased 8.5″ x 4.5″ loaf pans. (you may flour the pan if it makes you feel better )

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

Or bake in muffin tins for about 20 mins.

One of my best tips to delicious baked products is…

Under-bake, Under-bake, Under-bake !!!

Watch the bread closely starting at 45 min bake time. Insert a clean butter knife into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, REMOVE the bread from the oven NOW !!!

If there is any batter on the knife , set the timer for 5 more minutes, recheck with a clean butter knife, repeat this process until your loaf is perfectly done.

The moment you remove your bread from the oven , lay a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the pan to capture moisture. When the pan is cool enough to handle, flip it upside down with plastic wrap and allow it to sit with the pan acting as a cover until completely cool.

This bread is so moist and flavorful you may choose to enjoy it with absolutely nothing added. banana1

Some days i want a smear of fat full butter, and other days i have a hankering for a heavy slathering of peanut butter.

I dare you to try it and tell me your family didn’t like it.


4 thoughts on “Fischer Favorite Banana Bread

  1. I am so excited to try your Banana Bread recipe. I am the absolute worst banana bread maker in the world!!! But my whole family loves banana bread. Mine always turns out dry even when I try to underbake it and I’ve tried numerous recipes. I’ve even bought special pans thinking that might help. Hopefully this is the answer to all my needs!


    • Please let me know how it turns out. i can not ruin this recipe, it appears to be fail proof in Wisconsin. i hope your family loves it as much as mine. Both yogurt and sour cream work, sour cream is a bit moister, i think the fat would get the credit for that. Thanks for peeking at our ramblings Cindy. i so enjoy our tech connection.


  2. I made your banana bread and it is truly the best banana bread I have ever had. I will defintely be making this recipe all the time. Thank you for sharing this absolutely fabulous recipe with all of us. Hugs, Sue


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