Sherry's Healthier Banana Bread Recipe
My classmate and friend Sherry Teruya and vital member of the Cooking Hawaiian Style staff made this healthier banana bread recipe for us and it was so good, that I had to get the banana bread recipe from her. The healthier part is from using a mixture of oat bran and wheat flour instead of all white flour. It still has butter and sour cream, but hey...enjoy! I have to get her almond cookie recipe next...she makes the best almond cookies!
- Banana Bread Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 heaping cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 heaping cup oat bran
- 2 heaping Tablespoons wheat germ
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups sugar (less 2 T)
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream (heaping)
- 2 1/2 - 3 cups mashed bananas (heaping, about 5 bananas)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- Chopped walnuts (optional)
This banana bread recipe serves 12.
To make this banana bread recipe, cream together butter & sugar, then add eggs one at a time. Mix sour cream with mashed bananas. Alternate adding banana mixture & dry ingredients to butter & sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes in either a 9 x 13" greased pan or 6 mini loaves. Top generously with walnuts (optional). This banana bread recipe is delicious, buttery and moist.
Note: baking times may vary in different pans.
You can serve this banana bread recipe with a dollop of whipped cream or eat it as is.