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Ok so a few years ago I posted an old-fashioned banana bread recipe that is great!! It’s moist, dense and just lovely.  Then a viewer sent me a recipe for bakery-style banana bread that knocked my socks off.  It was so fluffy, sweet,  moist and full of banana flavor. So my search for the perfect banana bread should be over right? Never!!

Today I was craving banana bread but I wanted it to be EVERYTHING that these two recipes had. I wanted that old fashioned cinnamon-brown sugar-banana flavor, I wanted it to have that slight crunch on the outside yet crazy moist, fluffy, & dense on the inside. That’s not asking for too much right? With a little tweaking, I combined the two banana bread recipes on my site and out came this beauty.

The perfect banana bread. My search is over. This is my favorite banana bread…. for now : )

It’s everything that I’ve ever wanted in banana bread and I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we have because I made it at 12 pm. and there is one more slice left at 7:41 pm and it’s that end slice. The one that’s not nearly as much fun as the inside slices. I still plan on hiding it and eating it with a hot cup of coffee though.



1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (3 – 4)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


1 Cream shortening and add sugar gradually, mix in eggs and banana.

2 In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients together and add them to the creamed mixture.

3 Then add the milk, sour cream and vanilla& mix till combined.

4 Grease 1 bundt pan or 2 bread pans, pour in batter and bake for 1 hour (or until done) at 350°F

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