Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This easy banana bread recipe comes together in just a few minutes and then bakes for one hour, filling your house with the most delicious smell. I think it smells like warmth, love and comfort. The secret to this recipe is a half cup of sour cream. The sour cream keeps it moist and you have the option to add nuts or not, depending on your preference.

Gather up your ingredients.

Ingredients for banana bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread pan with non-stick spray. (I use a 9 x 5 x 3 pan.)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas, set aside.

To a mixer bowl, add the butter and cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape the sides as necessary. Add the sugar and mix 2-3 minutes more, until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until batter is smooth.

mix the batter until smooth

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl. When the dry ingredients are incorporated, add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. (Option to stir in 1/2 cup of nuts here.)

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. (I peek at it around 50 minutes but it usually does take a full hours) Banana bread is ready when a cake tester comes out clean.

Let the banana bread cool in the bread pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

cool bread in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes

After the 5 minutes of cooling in the pan is up, gently remove the warm bread and allow it to finish cooling on the wire rack.

cool bread on wire rack

If you love this Banana Bread recipe, you may also want to try my Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread, and Olive and Walnut Bread.

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Banana Bread

Easy banana bread recipe with sour cream added for moistness. Option to add nuts. Bakes in 1 hour.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour, ten minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread pan with non-stick spray. (I use a 9 x 5 x 3 pan.)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas, set aside.
  4. To a mixer bowl, add the butter and cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape the sides as necessary. Add the sugar and mix 2-3 minutes more, until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until batter is smooth.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl. When the dry ingredients are incorporated, add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. (Option to stir in 1/2 cup of nuts here.)
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. (I peek at it around 50 minutes but it usually does take a full hours) Banana bread is ready when a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Let bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing. After the 5 minutes, gently remove the bread to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Notes

Note: Nutrition information is calculated without nuts.

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