One of the coziest, most lovely scents in the entire world is the aroma of freshly baked banana bread just being taken out of the oven. Here is one of my favorite recipes for it!

Ingredients for Banana Bread:
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 1/4 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 cup sour cream
• 2 cups flour
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 cup over-ripe, mashed bananas
• 2 tablespoons milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for Banana Bread:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans, and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and sour cream.

In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Blend in dry ingredients alternately with bananas. Add remaining ingredients. Fill loaf pans with batter and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Icing:
• 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
• 1/4 cup softened butter
• 4 oz cream cheese
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions for Cream Cheese Icing:
Mix all ingredients and spread over cooled banana bread.