BEST Ever Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe (Video!)

This BEST ever Sour Cream Banana Bread recipe is delicious enough to put on your Banana Bread Giving List, but to also enjoy a loaf yourself. It’s truly the best ever recipe, so moist and delicious. Watch the video!

BEST EVER Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe

Is there anything better than the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven? Sour Cream Banana Bread at its best?

What is the best banana bread recipe?

I say the best banana bread recipe uses very ripe bananas. Use overripe bananas on the counter to bake this classic banana bread recipe, which gives the best “banana” flavor! That, and not over baking the bread, is the best banana bread.

BEST EVER Sour Cream Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

The kitchen is quiet as I pull from the oven several loaves of the BEST Sour Cream Banana Bread recipe!

Dinner dishes are done, everyone is scattered, the hum of the oven fan is buzzing in the background, the house smells so lovely.

Now, sitting quietly on my kitchen stool, I discover there are a few thoughts that come to mind when it comes to banana bread. Life has moved toward tender and lovely, as our family has changed and the kids have grown.

How do you make banana bread moist?

  • We love to add sour cream.
  • Do not overbake the banana bread.
  • Use ripe bananans!

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Do you have to put banana bread in fridge?

Nope, no need to refrigerate the Banana Bread, but it’s best if you you can keep it in an airtight container in a cool place. We also wrap the bread in plastic wrap, then a layer of foil, and we freeze the bread.

You never know when you’ll need it :)

Sour Cream Banana Bread Banana Bread Giving LIST

Feeling the moment, open to what life hands me, feeling my feelings (even the painful ones), sensing the changes ahead in our life, doing new things, meeting new people, opening our lives to new people, sometimes moving on from past relationships—nothing seems to stay the same.

But there is one thing that hasn’t changed over the years.

Banana bread–oh, the comfort it brings–and my “banana bread list.”

BEST and beloved bread in our home over the years, I’d have to say, is banana bread. So much, that I’ve made a Banana Bread Giving List.

How to bake banana bread

I love to make this recipe in my favorite ceramic loaf pan. I slice it warm with this serrated knife and add a hunk of butter.

How to bake banana bread to perfection really depends on the size of your pan. You can bake this recipe in 1 loaf (which will take longer) or smaller loaves (which take less time).

Always check the bread in the middle with a toothpick to see if the loaf is done baking, before removing from the oven.

If the batter sticks to the toothpick, bake a little longer.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

Everyone loves it — perfect for a snack, to give away to a friend, neighbor, or teacher, to send in a care package, whip out of the freezer and serve for out-of-town guests at breakfast.

The banana bread list goes on and on.

Add in sour cream? It’s even moister, more flavorful, and delicious! You can even substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt.

So moist and sweet, this yummy recipe goes hand in hand with memories of years past. Pulling the same loaves from the oven, little kids underfoot.

Activity and lots of chitter-chatter, chins up against the countertop just waiting for that first bite.

Who’s on your banana bread giving list?

I am a huge fan of my KitchenAid mixer and hand-mixer for these types of recipes!

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

BEST ever Sour Cream Banana Bread recipe, so moist and delicious; you can substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
resting time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 1 -2 loaves


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick butter) butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 3
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan (or 3 small ones). Pan should be 3/4 full of batter.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; combine with the butter mixture.
  • Add the sour cream, bananas, and vanilla; stir well.
  • Pour into prepared pans and bake for 50-55 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and then turn the loaf out onto a rack.


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Sour Cream Banana Bread

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121 comments on “BEST Ever Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe (Video!)”

  1. Hi Foodies, I’m about to try this recipe right now. I want to use baking powder instead of baking soda . Does anyone know if this is ok and what’s the conversion factor between baki ng powder and baking soda.

  2. I love using this recipe. As is it’s already great.

  3. I made this using banana flavoured Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It was fantastic!

  4. I have been using this recipe for quite a while. It is AMAZING!

  5. I have baked this banana bread 3 times and it comes out perfect each time. It’s moist, light and the crumb is perfect. Not heavy and dense like some other recipes. This is my favorite banana bread recipe.

  6. Hi,
    I love using this recipe. As is it’s already great. I made a loaf today as is for my roommate with 1/2 cup sugar as recommended if you prefer it less sweet.
    I also changed things up as I’m working on cutting certain things out of my diet. Such as decreasing sugar intake. Today I added a scoop of protein powder (vanilla flavored and only very mildly sweet), and I decreased the added sugar to 1/8 cup. Honestly probably masterani could cut out the added sugar entirely. I also added chopped pecans and chocolate chips. I put the batter in a mini muffin tin. As a between meal snack it’s fairly nurtrious but also feels indulgent with the added chocolate.

  7. Can I substitute gluten free flour? Can’t wait to try this!

  8. Banana bread is one of the four food groups at our house! Can’t wait to try this one!

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