Banana Sour Cream Bread

Original recipe makes four 7-inch by 3-inch loaves

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 c. butter
3 c. white sugar
3 eggs
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking soda
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease four 7-inch by 3-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 one hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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