Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Can I just make one loaf?This recipe makes 2 loaves, but you can simply cut the ingredients in half and make one loaf instead.
How long does banana bread last?You can store your banana bread, tightly wrapped or in a sealed container, at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for a week. Any longer than that, and I suggest freezing it.
Can I freeze banana bread?You can freeze banana bread for up to 3 months. For the best results, cool the baked banana bread completely, then wrap each loaf in 2-3 layers of plastic wrap. Place the wrapped loaf into a plastic freezer bag, squeeze out as much air as possible, and seal the bag.Another option is to freeze individual slices instead of the entire loaf. This is ideal for smaller families, couples, and empty nesters!To thaw frozen banana bread, simply place in the refrigerator or thaw at room temperature.