Very Vanilla Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by carmenskitchen

This recipe was adopted from an old cookbook called "Texas Cookin" and is unlike any banana bread recipe I have ever tried. It is hands down the best banana bread and I wouldn't think of making another recipe. Just try it and you will see. The bread comes out in a perfect loaf, with a streusel like top and bottom that is so scrumptious!

Top Review by SweetFuzion

So I had good luck with this delicious banana bread. From reading the other review I sprinkled the top layer of streusel in a neat line down the center of the loaf-It looked and worked fabulously. I really appreciate you posting this recipe-I will be making it again(and again...and

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the initial 2 tablespoons of butter and next three ingredients; mix with fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Cream the 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar in bowl until light and fluffy (about 8-10 minutes).
  4. In separate bowl blend eggs with bananas sour cream and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  5. Gradually add this mixture to creamed butter and sugar and mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  7. Stir into banana mixture until just blended.
  8. Sprinkle half of the pecan mixture over bottom of greased loaf pan.
  9. Add batter; sprinkle remaining pecan mixture over top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
  11. Remove to wire rack to cool.

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