Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Banana Bread (from The Back in the Day Cookbook)

[Makes 1 9 inch loaf and two mini loaves]

  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 t soda
  • 1/2 t fine sea salt
  • 1 t ground mace (didn’t have so I used nutmeg)
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c pecans toasted and chopped (I substituted 1/2 c mini chocolate chips)
  • 1 1/2 c well-mashed ripe banana (about 3)
  • 1/4 c sour cream (I used reduced fat)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 T melted butter, unsalted
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T dark brown sugar for sprinkling (I only had light)

In a large bowl mix first 7 ingredients. Set aside. In a medium bowl. mix everything left except the extra brown sugar. Gently fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture. Scrape it into a lightly sprayed with Pam 9 by 5 inch loaf pan. I had enough extra batter for 2 mini loaves. Sprinkle the tops with the 2T brown sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. The mini’s took 25 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temp. Enjoy with a little butter and a cold glass of milk.

29 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Banana Bread

  1. Jen, as always it looks and I am sure taste fantastic but what with me on my diet I would have to limit it to two large slices.. That being said I also certain that Dick Leste is quickly preparing these treats as we speak…Dad

  2. Nice food styling! I love those mini bakers. Where did you get them. What other things are you baking these days? Do you ever eat any of the things that you make? I made a good sweet potato soup from Giada’s new cookbook that I have and you don’t (the one with the signed bookplate). I know that you don’t want to support her empire but still, the recipes work. Can you get mushrooms and brussel sprouts. She has a recipe for whole wheat spaghetti with these and a low fat lemon cream sauce that uses creme fraiche. It sounds bad but it is really good. Let me know if you want either recipe.

  3. The bread sounds delicious and your photo shot is lovely. I know you, you might have a little slice of banana bread, but never with milk.

  4. This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try this 🙂 I love that you substituted chocolate chips for chopped nuts–I would have done the same!

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