This was my daughter's first baking project. At age 8, she was very proud to be able to whip up a batch of her favorite banana bread for the family. Now, at 18, she can make a delicious meal from scratch, but she still comes back to this one when we have some very ripe bananas just screaming to be baked.
Taylor's Favorite Banana Bread
3/4 cups sugar
1 cup (about two) very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.
Mix sugar, bananas, oil and eggs in a large bowl. For younger ones, use a wooden spoon. I use a stand mixer.
Stir in remaining ingredients, just until mixed.
Pour into pan.
Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for ten minutes.
Remove from pan.
Let cool a bit before slicing.
Can also be made as muffins. Reduce time to 25-30 minutes.