Sharing a Recipe!

Hey everyone!  I've been busy, busy "re-dressing" my home after the Christmas take-down.  Whew, it took me a few days of "deer in the headlights" staring before I even started getting any ideas of what I wanted to do.  Does that happen to ya'll?  Finally the ideas started coming, and I quickly started writing them down so I didn't forget my game plan before I could carry it out.  Ya know, I'm older, so those memory-lapses happen more often than I'd care to admit.....lol!

Anyway, things are coming together, but I'm not quite ready to share any of that; but I would like to share a recipe.

This was one of the desserts I made for our family's Christmas Eve celebration -- Banana Bread.  I know you are probably thinking that you've read and tried like a gazillion banana bread recipes, but this one is sooooo good!  I've been making this same recipe for almost twenty years, and it's always a crowd pleaser.  So, without further ado, here is the recipe:

6 mashed bananas
1 1/3 cups veg. oil
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
4 cups sugar
4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. vanilla
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Lightly beat the eggs, and then mix with oil, sugar, sour cream and vanilla.  Add mashed bananas.
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
Gradually add flour mixture to egg/sugar mixture, and blend well.

I like to use my Pampered Chef Stoneware Mini-Loaf Pan, plus a regular-size loaf pan.  Yes, this recipe makes a large quantity.  I just spray all the pans with Pam.  Bake at 325 degrees -- about 1 hour for the regular-size pan and 45 minutes for the stoneware 4-loaf pan.  These rise quite a bit and then get a beautiful split across the top and brown to a rich dark golden brown.  When I remove them from the oven, I sprinkle them with some sugar-cinnamon and cover with a clean tea towel for a few minutes before I remove them from the pans.  This bread freezes extremely well, which is why I don't mind having a couple to toss in the freezer for unexpected guests.  Top each slice with some whipped cream or cool whip -- great dessert!  I hope you'll give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share one of our favorite recipes with all of you!  I'll be back soon to share some of my winter decor.  I sincerely hope "2013" has gotten off to a great start for each of you!


  1. Carol, the banana bread looks so delicious! I know what you mean about the "after Christmas plan". I don't have one either and the house looks so empty. Hope to get my act together here soon. :) Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at our finished bathroom. Thought I would pop over and visit back, and voila; a sweet looking banana bread recipe. Going to try this out right away as I have a pile of bananas waiting for a new life in a loaf! Happy New Years!

  3. Hi again! Your newest follower on GFC and Linky Followers! Cheers!

  4. It is so similar to the one I. Make. I think the sour cream is the magic ingredient. Hugs, marty

  5. As soon as I saw the picture of your banana bread I knew your recipe had to be similar to my mom's because they look exactly alike and she makes me a loaf every year for Christmas. Sure enough, I checked her recipe and it's identical to your's. She has been using the same recipe for about 30 years, she got it from her best friend and I'm not sure where she got it from. Goes to show you that great recipes stand the test of time. Have a great day!

  6. Big Yum! I invite you to add this post to my Thursday blog hop ( its still open) xo P.S. my new giveaway started today!

  7. I had the same thought as Marty; I think the sour cream must make all the difference. Thanks for sharing; it looks delicious!

  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Carol. I'm always looking for a new banana bread recipe. I'm always searching for that one that is a keeper!

  9. LOL I'm still trying to decide what to do with the house after the Christmas takedown.... everything looks so *sad* :(

    Thanks for the recipe. I've bookmarked it!


  10. Carol, I LOVE banana bread, and your recipe has sour cream which I love, too. Gotta try your recipe.

  11. Wow, that looks and sounds delicious!

    Nothing better than hot banana bread out of the oven.


    1. Thank you for stopping by, Judy. This is an excellent recipe.


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