The Best Banana Bread Recipe

Today on my blog I’m sharing my favorite banana bread recipe! I wanted to try out a bunch of different banana bread recipes, but after making this one, I knew this one was the best. I took a loaf of this bread to go see my cousins and grandparents and they all loved it, and we finished the loaf within 2 days.

Without the bananas in this recipe, it would just be a vanilla loaf cake. The mashed bananas are the only banana flavor in this bread, there is no artificial flavor. You can make this bread in a 8×8 or 9×9 pan, but the baking time would be lower.

What makes this banana bread so good? It is so moist (from the sour cream) and rich with banana flavor. Try toasting a piece, and buttering it. Its heaven.

This recipe can be made by hand, in an electric mixer, or in a stand mixer! I like to mash the bananas with a mashed potato masher but you can also mash them with a fork or in a stand mixer. Just make sure there aren’t any banana clumps, or else there will be ‘slimy’ pieces of banana in your fluffy bread.

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2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

A small pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 stick (1/2 cup) of unslated butter, softened

3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1/3 cup of sour cream

4 large ripe (brown) bananas, mashed. This should be about two cups of mashed banana.

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Optional add-ins: 3/4 cup of chocolate chips, or 2/3 cup of pecans or walnuts.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×5 loaf pan well
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, using a hand held mixer or stand mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until combined and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time then add the vanilla. Beat in the mashed bananas and the sour cream until just combined.
  4. Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Do not overmix, but make sure there are no flour pockets in the batter.
  5. Pour into the greased pan and bake for one hour. Check with a toothpick and if it is still runny, bake for 5 minutes at a time until the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Enjoy!

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