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Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe
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Sour Cream Banana Bread

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"This bread is a family favorite. It is very moist, freezes well, and makes a great addition to school lunches with peanut butter spread on a slice."

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Original recipe makes 1 5x9-inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5x9-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mash 2 bananas in a bowl with a fork. Place remaining 2 bananas in a separate bowl with 1 cup sugar and beat the bananas and sugar with an electric mixer until creamed and fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in melted butter, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and stir the flour mixture into banana-sugar mixture. Fold in mashed bananas and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and tap the pan on the counter several times to remove any air pockets. Stir 2 teaspoons sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top of the loaf.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bread is golden brown on top and set in the center, 1 hour and 15 minutes; rotate bread pan in oven halfway through baking. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2012

This banana bread was amazing!!!! It was so moist with a crisper top. I've tried quite a few banana bread recipes and usually go for the ones with high ratings and a lot of people that have tried it but I decided to try this one because it sounded interesting. I thinking creaming half the bananas with the sugar was a great idea. The cinnamon and sugar on top also added a great flavor. I split up the mixture and put it into 2 5x9 pans. They made smaller loafs and I cooked it for 55 minutes total. I did put in a teaspoon of cinnamon because I love it. I did rotate halfway as well. I will be using this as my future banana bread recipe... it was that good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 09, 2013

This is seriously the worst banana bread recipe I have EVER made. It's so heavy, you could throw it at somebody's head, and they'd get a concussion. I am a very good baker, and I would NEVER make this again.

Dec 30, 2012

Tried this recipe today. Oh my God is it good! Nice touch to sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top before baking. Smelled SO good baking on the oven. My teenagers asked me when they could have a piece even before it was done baking. I baked it for an hour and 15 minutes like the recipe said, I think next time I will try taking it out 5 or 10 minutes before that as the top looked like it was starting to get too dark and the crust was a bit too hard for me. Otherwise a GREAT recipe!

Feb 19, 2013

Best I've tried, and believe me, I've tried a bunch!! I think the secret it the creaming of the two bananas with the sugar. Really infuses the flavor. Good going! Did not need to tweek this one.

Feb 02, 2013

I only had three banana's but it worked great. Everyone loved it. I tried my homemade vanilla for the first time and doubled the recipe amount because we love vanilla. Don't know if that made any difference or not but this is an easy and simple delicious recipe. Highly recommended.

Jan 19, 2014

Okay first off let me start off by saying I've tried pretty much every carrot cake recipe known to man from this site and many others. I've never left a review because I'm usually just too lazy to be honest so this is a first for me. This recipe is AMAZING. Every time I've made banana bread there is always something that seems to be lacking. Too overdone on top, not enough banana flavor, not moist enough, it's never just been PERFECT. Well THIS is. I'm sitting here laughing because when I gave a piece to my husband to try after it was done I was literally jumping up and down saying YES! YES! FINALLY! That's how perfect it is. I know some of the other recipes on here may stand out due to their bazillion stars but trust and believe this is one serious underrated banana bread! TRY IT! You will NOT be disappointed!

Feb 03, 2013

Best banana bread I have made. A+ recipe, wonderful banana flavor and a moist fluffy bread. This will be my go-to from now on.

Jan 05, 2014

Made this recipe exactly as written (omitting the walnuts). I am not a baker, but this was easy! Smells great in the oven and the cinnamon sugar topping is perfect. The inside of the loaf is very moist but not doughy. I used a nonstick loaf pan (though I did still use cooking spray), and as another reviewer stated, I would probably take this out of the oven 5 to 10 minutes earlier next time. It wasn't burned, but definitely browner than it needed to be. Very, very good. Will most certainly make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.5 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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