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Moist Banana Bread *

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Whether you prefer a big ‘ol slice of banana loaf slathered in butter or a sophisticated piece of coffee cake; I’ll show you how this recipe can please both your moods.

This is a favorite recipe among the dwellers of my home. But because of the small RV oven and the very long cooking time, which is not conducive to cooking with propane;  its hard to do the traditional big loaf. Since I’m a huge fan of cake, this is our solution.

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You’ll need

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 7 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 or 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup walnuts or chocolate chips, optional
  1. Mix sugar, eggs and sour cream together.
  2. Mix baking soda and flour.  Add to wet ingredients.
  3. Mash banana and add in.
  4. Add Walnuts,  if desired; mix all together.
  5. Put in loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 70 minutes.

This is the original recipe and it is delicious. If you’d like to try it coffee cake style…

Spread 1/2 the mixture into an 8×11 pan or similar size. Then make a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle over. Then drop the rest of the batter over top.  You can add walnuts in the mix or sprinkle on top. If you (or your kids)prefer chocolate chips, just mix them into the batter for a nice cake.  

I have 2 daughters and they each made one in the same week using the 2 different ways.  We actually used yogurt for one of the recipes. But the sour cream makes the cake more moist.

So there you have it… Sometimes some simple changes are helpful when you don’t have a full kitchen at your disposal. I’ve also made plenty of cakes and muffins in an electric oven… Also called a turkey roaster. This actually browns the cake, so be careful. You’d be far more likely to burn a cake in there than in your RV oven.

Happy baking everyone! Don’t forget to share your tips in the comments!

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