I am always on the hunt for the perfect banana bread and I think I've found it! This is the best crust for banana bread I have ever made! It's the baby of Cook's Illustrated, Huffington Post and Giada DiLaurentes. Crunchy with just a touch of sweetness. This bread never disappoints me; hints of olive oil ring through while the brown sugar give it a great texture and taste! —linda stojak
Dark Brown Sugar
Greek Yogurt (Sour Cream is fine too)
1 or 1 1/4 cups
RIPE bananas (mashed)
Feel free to add any nuts or chocolate chips!
In This Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, whisk the: Dark Brown Sugar,Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream, Olive Oil, Vanilla and Eggs until combined.
Add the Flour, Salt, Baking Powder and Baking Soda and stir gently until just incorporated. Watch out and don't over mix
Stir in Banananas and whatever nut/addition you are using
Pour in a prepared pan and sprinkle a thin layer of sugar over the top (this is what makes the crust!)
Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick comes out clean but still wet (if it's not done by then lower the oven to 325 and keep checking on it).
Cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a wire rack or directly to your mouth!