This BEST ever Sour Cream Banana Bread recipe is delicious and moist. It’s truly the best ever recipe, so make a loaf and give it away!

hand on top of Sour Cream Banana Bread loaf, slicing it with a knife

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Is there anything better than the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven? Sour Cream Banana Bread at its best? Okay, well maybe. You’ve got to try my Sour Cream Banana Cake Recipe with real banana frosting and toasted walnuts, too, made in the bundt pan. And friends, have you bought my new cookbook? Buy Big Boards for Families today! It’s “editor’s pick” on Amazon this month!

Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe

For this recipe use sour creaam or Greek yogurt for the moistest texture! And what about the flavor? Not-too-sweet, banana-y, and the best banana coffee cake in the morning with you favorite cup of Jo!

slice of sour cream banana bread on checkered napkin

What is the best banana bread recipe?

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.

You may also love my popular Zucchini Banana Cake with Maple Frosting–it’s amazing!

close up, hand slicing with knife a loaf of banana bread

Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients

  • Butter + sugar + eggs
  • Flour + baking soda + salt
  • Bananas
  • Sour cream (you can substitute with Greek yogurt)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Walnuts (optional)

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!

slices of sour cream banana bread

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 :)

one slice - 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.

slicing a loaf of sour cream banana bread

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.

Sour Cream Banana Bread wrapped in plastic wrap with a jar of jam

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.

I am a huge fan of my stand mixers or 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 Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
resting time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • ½ cup (1 stick butter) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, about 3
  • ½ 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.


This post is reposted from 2015.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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Close up shot of slicing a loaf of Sour Cream Banana Bread

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