The Perfect Banana Bread Recipe

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“This recipe garners a product so moist and rich that I’ve often been asked if it is actually caked. The best part of this little gem is watching guests’ reactions upon the first bite as their expectation of how banana bread should taste has been altered forever” – Chief Marketing Officer, James Polinori.

The Perfect Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

½ CUP PLUS 4 TABLESPOONS BUTTER

3 CUPS WHITE SUGAR

3 EGGS

6 RIPE BANANAS, MASHED (OR 3 BANANAS AND 1 SMALL CAN OF PUMPKIN PUREE)

¾ CUP GREEK YOGURT

1 CUP SOUR CREAM

3 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT

2 TEASPOONS GROUND CINNAMON

2 TEASPOONS NUTMEG

2 TEASPOONS GROUND CLOVES

½ TEASPOON SALT

3 TEASPOONS BAKING SODA

4½ CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR

1 BAG OF SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR CHOPPED WALNUTS OR ANY COMBINATION

1½ CUPS GRANOLA (OPTIONAL)

Instructions

PREHEAT OVEN TO 300 DEGREES

GREASE OR SPRAY 3 LARGE LOAF PANS

IN A LARGE BOWL CREAM TOGETHER BUTTER AND SUGAR

MIX IN EGGS, MASHED BANANAS, SOUR CREAM, GREEK YOGURT, CINNAMON, VANILLA, NUTMEG, AND GROUND CLOVES

MIX IN SALT, BAKING SODA, AND FLOUR

STIR IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR OTHER SELECTED “EXTRAS”

*OPTIONAL: SPRINKLE ½ CUP GRANOLA OVER EACH LOAF BEFORE BAKING

BAKE FOR 1 HOUR, UNTIL A TOOTHPICK INSERTED IN CENTER, COMES OUT CLEAN

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SHANE CHRISTOPHER

Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.