Flour's Famous Banana Bread

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
20 min
1 hr
1 hr

1 loaf

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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Absolutely THE best banana bread ever!<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son woke up and said, "I'm hungry. Let's make banana bread." It seemed a perfect way to wait out our current blizzard in Cambridge. We have a house that smells sweet, and bread that is moist, dense, and slightly crispy on top. We followed the following reviewer suggestions: doubled the vanilla, sliced bananas on top, sprinkled brown sugar on top. The bread would have been perfect without the toppings, but they made it feel extra decadent and special. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I love this bread! I've made it a few times now, as written and with some variations (adding chocolate chips, greek yogurt instead of sour cream, baking as muffins, etc.). As a full loaf it took longer than the allotted time to bake for me, but I just covered the top with foil toward the end to keep it from getting too brown. This will likely be my go-to banana bread recipe for years to come! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Moist. I used chocolate chips due to nut allergies. This was more time consuming to prepare than other banana breads but lighter texture, more cake like but less sweet than cake. I may increase the amount of banana next time to get a more intense banana taste. It makes the house smells delicious. One of my favorite banana bread recipe. Definitely a repeat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe- so moist &amp; delicious! My husband loves this banana bread better than any I've made in 20 yrs of marriage, also a big hit with guests and as gifts. I've also added zucchini and it's just as great, perhaps just slightly less banana-ey. Haven't tried the GF version, but interested in trying that next. Yum!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use an immersion blender for all the ingredients, then add the flour last. It still raises perfectly, no need at all 10 minutes of blending. I use all purpose, gluten free flour, double the cinnamon and vanilla as others suggested. I make it with pumpkin too, and usually make muffins instead of the bread. They can be frozen and eaten one at a time. My go to recipe now. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made minor changes, but I still give it 5 stars since I'm confident it would have turned out just as well. I used coconut oil. I used just shy of 1cup sugar, and it was still plenty sweet. Used just 3 bananas since mine were pretty large. Also used chopped pecans since that was what I had. I also sprinkled a dusting of sugar on the top to give it a little sweet crust on top. Also didn't find it necessary to mix the sugar and egg for 10 min. Fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
why 1/2 a banana--what am I going to do with the rest? A volume would be much better (now I know exactly what to do, but I'm bringing this up for those who don't the recipe needs editing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Banana Bread Ever i cannot remember a time where i saw any recipe with over 500 5 star reviews....! there's a good reason for this. this banana bread is splendid ! i did tweak the top a bit using something from a far inferior recipe i had seen a book (somewhere). that particular banana bread was just in the "ok" category...but everyone loved the top....sliced bananas sprinked over with brown sugar and instant oatmeal. it looks beautiful and gives the top a little burst of flavor along with a little crunch- the perfect compliment to this dense and very moist bread. you may be unhappy (as i was) with 10 minutes of whisking the eggs and sugar (yes, i did hand whisk as specified) but it was worth the time spent when i served to my quests. also, i do believe it was even better the second day ! as an added bonus i like it that this recipe is made with oil and not butter-more cost effective and oh so much better for us...i hope Flour read this review...THANKS FOLKS ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Would give it 10 stars. I made in 3 mini loaf pans, baked 32 minutes. Extremely tender, moist, perfect crumb. I did what was suggested from "Sugah Chef" who said this recipe was different than the "Flour" recipe in the book and used 1.5 cups flour, 1.5 cups mashed bananas (lightly speckled), and baked at 325. I didn't want to whisk by hand for 10 minutes ugh...so used my standing mixer with paddle attachment and beat eggs and sugar at medium speed (5) for about 6 minutes. Sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. Look no further! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Um, eat it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
You may add the fourth banana and reduce sugar by couple of spoons. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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