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Banana Bread


½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas
½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; blend well. Add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; stir well. Stir in nuts and pour batter into a well buttered loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inches) or several small pans.

Bake 1 hour. Turn over on rack to cool.

Makes 16 ½-inch thick slices.