Banana Bread from Turrialba, Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Some of my memories of Costa Rica are not only the rainforest and happy time with friends and family, but also the delicious banana bread that my mom took out of the oven especially on rainy days.

It is moist and nutty with an aroma of home to me!
I hope everybody can enjoy it because I made it all the time at my house and my friends are really fans of it 🙂

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of walnuts, chopped  you can also add raisins
  • ¾ cups of brown sugar
  • 3 bananas (ripe, peeled)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  1. Mixed the eggs, sugar, butter well
  2. Add and mix  the bananas, spices, and sour cream
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mixed very well until all ingredients are fully blended
  4. Add the nuts and raisins and fold in with the mixture
  5. Bake in a previously greased and floured pan(s)  at 350F for 1 hour.
  6. Cool and enjoy
Submitted by:

Magally Martin