Banana Bread

Candace Boyd Wylie of was one of 10 Black foodies included in’s roundup of top food writers. 

Her featured recipe for Granny’s Banana Bread is sure to tantalize your taste buds. 



3 ripe bananas

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon of sour cream

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

Honey or butter, to top bread

(Nuts optional)



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, use a fork to mash bananas until mostly lump free.

Mix in sugars, sour cream, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Stir until fully combined.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt, then add to the banana mixture and stir gently until well combined.

If you are adding nuts, fold into the batter gently.

Pour the bread batter into a prepared loaf pan and bake for 45–55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.

Let cool slightly and serve alongside your favorite beverage.

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