I had some bananas sitting around that needed a home. They were past the days of eating with cereal or throwing in the blender for a smoothie.
Next best thing - baking! I took my standby banana bread recipe and turned it into a Banana Berry Pound Cake! Well, actually, two big loafs!
Banana Berry Pound Cake
2 sticks butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 - 16 oz. carton of sour cream
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups ripe mashed bananas
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups frozen (or fresh) sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups frozen (or fresh) blueberries
1 cup frozen (or fresh) raspberries
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, mashed bananas, sour cream, and baking soda. Combine. Add flour and salt. Mix well. Fold in berries. Divide between two large loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for about 75 minutes - or until baked through.
Cool slightly and serve with vanilla ice cream! Or cool completely and serve as is. Store in the refrigerator!