The Best Banana Bread

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I LOVE bananas. In fact, I eat 1 or 2 bananas each day because they are my go-to snack since they are so convenient. Not to mention, I think my potassium intake is why I haven’t had a single leg cramp while pregnant this time around.

Anyways, it has taken me awhile to find the perfect banana bread recipe. I love this one because I almost always have all the ingredients, it tastes great and doesn’t dry out thanks to the sour cream. Give it a shot!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (salted and unsalted work just fine)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (light or low-fat both work)
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed in a bowl
  • Optional: 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (baby chocking hazard, so I generally don’t put these in)
DIRECTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth. Finally, fold in the sour cream and bananas. Spread evenly into a sprayed 9×5″ loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes (my new oven cooks it in 45 minutes; my old oven took the entire 60 minutes), or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • After cooling, slice and enjoy! Keep covered and you shouldn’t have any issues with this bread staying moist for a week. Such a great treat to go with breakfast and kids love it, too!

What is your favorite type of bread to bake (or buy)?

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Comments

  1. Oh I love banana bread too!! I have a few recipes I’ve tried, including a dairy-free one, but I’m always up for trying a new recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I love all types of scones! This looks delicious!
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  3. I love banana bread too! I just recently starting making it with a new recipe that uses whole wheat flour, egg beaters, and no butter or oil! It’s really moist and healthy!
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  4. Yum! My boys love banana bread – I usually do them in little mini muffin tins because I’m terrible at telling if bread is all the way done through. Baking challenged over here. ;) I’ll have to try this recipe with them!
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  5. Kimberly
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    Oh, I love banana bread!! And I agree on the potassium intake – it helped me this time around too!
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  6. Erin
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    I love how convenient bananas are! I ate them a lot when I was pregnant too.
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  7. I use a recipe from my MIL but I think the best part of making the bread is always the special helper.
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  8. YUM! I thought of this recipe today when we were at Aldi. They had bananas for 10 cents/lb! I will be making a few loaves tonight and freezing some. I cannot wait! I love any type of bread, but especially banana and zucchini.
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  9. Anna Banana says:

    I made this banana bread yesterday and it was WONDERFUL. Very moist. I had 3 bananas, so I made a batch and a half. So besides the mini loaves, I also made muffins. Yummy breakfast!

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