Flour's Famous Banana Bread

Flour’s Famous Banana Bread
Flour Bakery and Café, Boston offers buttery breakfast pastries, homemade cookies, luscious tarts, gorgeous cakes, and sandwiches, soups, and salads – all made with quality ingredients, real butter and fresh fruits.
Enjoy this delicious, soft, moist, walnut-studded banana bread warm from your oven.

Yield: 1 loaf

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.