The Bestest Banana Recipe

Friday, July 8, 2011 |

One day over lunch at school we {busy wives, mothers, and teachers all in one} were discussing how to get our families out the door during the school year with less fuss. Most of us do the majority of the prep work for each day well in advance.

I personally try to bake, cook, and freeze as much as I can to avoid the looming melt down during the height of any busy time. This recipe is one of my go tos, must haves, freezer friendly, save the day! Hope it works for you too.


Banana Bread or Muffins

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs
1 cup {lightly packed} light brown sugar
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4  cup flour

*Preheat oven to 350

*Mash bananas in a bowl

*In a large bowl combine eggs, sugar, oil, and sour cream. Whisk until smooth.

*Add cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, salt, mashed bananas to the egg mixture and combine.

*Add the flour and stir until just combined.   ~ Do Not Overmix! It will ruin the batter.~

*Pour batter into pan of choice ~ loaf pan, muffin, or mini muffin pans.

*Bake loaf {1 hour or until golden}, muffin {18minutes}, mini muffins {12 minutes}

*Remove from oven and let rest until cooled on rack


{ Every now and then I like to add nuts, blueberries, or mini chocolate chips just to change it up a bit }
{add a few additional cooking time when adding blue berries}


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Susan R said...

These look delightful. I love the Waverly (I think) tablecloth.
I will occasionally buy the Oatmeal Raisin cookies from Costco and let the kids eat one or two of those for breakfast when they are in a rush. I don't think it's too terrible, but I would probably be better off making them myself.

Dee Stephens said...

Again, I used your blueberry recipe and everyone loved them!! These look good too! Your the muffin queen!

midnight macaroons said...

I'm so happy I logged on tonight. I truly enjoy all of your recipes. You always have the best. Hope you are enjoying your summer.


Tessa said...

i always love your recipes too. quite a few are in my regular repertoire! now i'm going to "pin" tis one. yum!! xo

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I have 3 almost black bananas sitting on the counter right now and was just about to toss them. It'll be fun to try something new. Thanks for this one today.

Lorri said...

I am about to make these right now. They sound wonderful!

Andrea said...

So, I'm sitting here making this yummy recipe and there is no number of eggs! I put 2 in... Fingers crossed they turn out good!

Kathy said...

I can always count on you to post a good recipe to try. They look delicious! I'll be printing this out! Thanks for sharing ~

Karena said...

Hi Jo,

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Oh and these muffins, as all of your recipes sound & look delish!


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The Next-to-Nothing House said...

Those look delicious. You've encourage me to share my favorite applesauce muffins!

Magnolia Blues said...

Hi Jo,

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LuLu said...

This is what I need to do.....freeze muffins. Thanks a bunch,

Lorri said...

Ok. These are the best muffins that I have ever made. Seriously! I ended up cooking them this morning. They were warm and delicious! Thank you for sharing! Do you mind me posting about them with a link back to your blog?

Casey said...

Yum!! Great idea for the school year too!

annechovie said...

Looks like a terrific recipe, Jo. Come enter my give-away and have a great weekend!xo

Henley on the Horn said...

YUM! Thank you for sharing:)

Kat said...

Yummy! I love banana bread, my mom's is incredible!!! I can't wait to try this recipe and use it for muffins. Thanks for sharing!

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