It warmed my heart this weekend when my daughter, whose off at college, sent me a picture of the banana bread she baked to share with her roommates. It was like a little hug bringing us close together again even though there are many miles between us.
The recipe she used is the same one I made for my children when they were little lovingly shared by my mother in law. Three generations baking banana bread makes this recipe extra special!
I have always been a firm believer in adding nuts to banana bread, however, tested both ways, I really think this one is better without!
Make some for your kids TODAY and create those lifelong family connections!
Bountiful Banana Bread
1 stick of butter melted
3 cups sugar
7 ripe bananas mashed
½ cup applesauce
½ teaspoon salt
4 ½ cups flour
3 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix melted butter, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, applesauce and vanilla until smooth, add flour soda and salt. Bake in 3 9×5 loaf pans for 1 hour.