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Grandma's Best Ever Banana Bread
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Grandma's Best Ever Banana Bread

Grandma's Best Ever Banana Bread is my mother-in-law's famous recipe that's everything you want in a banana bread: moist, tender, delicious and slathered with a luscious cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For the banana bread

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

For the frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (1/2 stick)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

For the banana bread

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9"x5" loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Stir to combine.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to butter mixture along with sour cream, bananas, and vanilla. Stir together until completely combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool.

For the frosting

  • Mix together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Frost cooled banana bread. Slice and serve.