My Grandmother's Southern Banana Bread

My Grandmother's Southern Banana Bread


  • 2 cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1 stick Butter (Not Margarine!!) Softened to room tempature
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Room Tempature
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream (or You can use vanilla or plain yogurt)
  • 4 large Bananas, Very Ripe
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips (Optional)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat Oven to 325°F.
  2. Butter 2 loaf pans very well.
  3. Cream Butter
  4. Add granulated sugar & beat well. 
  5. Add brown sugar & mix well.
  6. Add both eggs & combine until sugars are no longer grainy. Mix maybe 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add Sour Cream & mix well.
  8. Add baking soda to flour & sift the flour mixture together.  
  9. Add flour gradually to the butter mixture.
  10. Mash bananas with a fork, add to your batter. Mix bananas into batter with mixer on low until just combined.
  11. Add Vanilla Extract, nuts, & chocolate chips. Mix on low speed until just combined. 
  12. Bake at 325F, for 60-75 minutes. It is done when You put a toothpick into center of bread & it comes out clean, or just a few crumbs on it.
  13. I hope You enjoy my Grandmother's Recipe.

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