Banana bread, probably one of the most googled recipes ever.
I had some sad looking bananas sitting on the kitchen counter. And some sour cream to use up.
I goggled up “sour cream banana bread” and a selection of recipes popped up.
I also reduced the sugar amount, as my bananas were super ripe. As in more than black spot ripe. 1 cup of sugar is asking for diabetes.
The batter made one loaf and 5 cupcake sized banana breads. The picture below shows only 4 cupcake sized breads, I ate one. I gotta taste test, alright? 🙂
- 100g butter, softened
- 135g golden caster sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup mashed bananas (I used my two really really ripe bananas and 1 frozen banana, I also didn’t bother mashing mine as the thermo does this for me)
- 160ml sour cream
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1.5 cups flour (I used what I had left of some wholemeal plain flour, wasn’t much and then topped with normal plain flour)
- 1/2 heaped tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (I forgot to add this! but it still turned out, so I guess it’s not really necessary)
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamon (because I love cardamon)
- 1 cup of nuts (I used some leftover walnuts and pistachios)
- Chocolate chips or chunks (I used about 1/2 cup blitzed up 90% dark choc, it was leftovers from another recipe, so was trying to use it up)
What to do
Preheat oven to 170 deg celcius (fan forced) or 18 deg celcius (conventional).
Grease a loaf pan and line pan with baking paper, in my case, I greased up some silicone cupcake moulds as well.
Next, beat butter with sugar in the Thermomix speed 4 / 2 mins.
Meanwhile, combine the sour cream with the baking soda. Leave it and go back to the butter mixture.
Next, add the eggs to the butter and combine speed 3 / 2 mins or until it is mixed well. Turn down to speed 2 and add in the vanilla. Next add in the bananas. Let it mix for about a minute.
Sift together the flour and baking powder into a separate bowl. Add salt. Now go back to the banana mixture and add in the sour cream mix. Combine well on speed 3 for 10 seconds. Add in the flour mixture a little at a time on speed 3. You may have to up the speed to fully combine.
Add in the cardamon powder and the extras (if you choose to). Mix it all on speed 5 for 4 seconds.
Pour batter into the prepared pans and/or moulds.
Bake for 50 mins, or check at the 40 minute mark with a skewer, once it comes out clean, it’s done. Cool and then remove from pan, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
This is delicious warm! So heat it up before you eat it, maybe even slather some butter on it, yum yum 🙂