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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5 from 11 votes

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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BEST Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe

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

  1. How can this recipe be baked at high altitude?  I baked it according to your recipe and even left it in the oven an extra 5mins. and the banana bread was still too moist in the Center!

  2. Hi, my name is Marion and I will love to use your sweet banana bread recipe with strudel and powder sugar glaze for my classmates at Culinary school. 😋 I love your inspirational story carrying the legacy of your sister and I know that it must bring sweet memories every time you bake your banana bread recipe.

  3. I replaced the butter with avocado, 1 cup. Like the sour cream, it is not noticeable flavor wise. Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Delicious, moist banana bread! I have made about 5 loaves in the past couple weeks! I have switched up nuts..some with sliced almonds on top, or pecans..come out toasted! Great, foolproof recipe. Real winner!

  5. This recipe is great! Moist and with great flavor. I wasn’t sure what to expect with adding the sour cream, but I couldn’t detect any hint of the sour cream in the flavor, which was a little surprising. I will use this as my go to recipe from now on!

  6. I love to cook and trying new recipes or tweak it in some form or fashion. This one when i seen it I thought it sounded good, and of course I just had to try it. Just the batter alone my husband came into the kitchen and did the finger swipe on the bowl that had just a little trace and said that was interesting my daughter who is picky on her taste buds had a smile on her face and could not wait for it to come out of the oven. In my family it gets 6 thumbs up. 

  7.  I melted the butter and after whisking all the liquid ingredients together, whisked In the butter. Then  I whisked the dry ingredients together and hand stirred them into the liquid ingredients. It took 65 minutes to bake.  Very moist and yummy.

  8. I always add chopped dried Apricots to my banana bread.

  9. Love this recipe!  Has anyone tried to make muffins or bread and freeze it?

  10. How would you adjust the recipe for high altitude? We are at 7,500 ft.
    Thanks so much,

  11. This recipe is awesome.  I never have to look for  another banana bread recipe again! Everyone I serve it to loves it.     I had to make some changes to make it dairy free.  Instead of butter, I used half coconut oil and half Earth’s Balance butter.  Also, I used Silk Peach Almond MIlk yogurt instead of sour cream.  The result is a super moist, amazing banana bread.  Thank you for a great recipe!!!

  12. This is now my Go To Banana Bread Recipe. Only change I made was to cut white sugar to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup brown sugar. And since we have some folks with nut allergies, I always cover the top with unchopped walnuts for easy removal. And those that can eat them appreciate the extras!

  13. I’ve been making this recipe for years and it’s always tasty. However, I’ve found it takes an hour and 5-10 minutes to cook thoroughly. I’ve always used Martha White flour but bought Pillsbury recently and it’s totally different. I’m throwing the Pillsbury in the trash and will only use Martha White in the future. 

  14. I love this recipe!!! Thank you so much for sharing and we all loved it so much!

  15. Can you use maybe Sweet Potaotes, peaches, zuchinni, mango, or lemons and blueberrys with this recipe. I like to switch it up even though I love BB!!

  16. I also love to give baked goods out at Christmas so love this idea. I made it on Fri. and enjoyed the full flavour on Sat. I had a compliment on how it wasn’t too sweet like a lot of other recipes. I did change the flour to 1 c. white and 1/2 c. whole wheat just because it feels healthier (?) I like the comment of adding some cinnamon too so will try that as well to adding 1/2 c. raisins and 1/2 c. nuts (I usually use pecans). I like all the options popping up in my head as I type. Thank you.

  17. I baked mine for 50 minutes 325 convection and it is very brown and rose nicely but raw in the middle so I am giving it another 10 minutes. My other BB recepie calls for hour and 10 minutes. Same ingredients minus sour cream vanilla and 1/2 cup of flour. Total bake time 1 hour.

  18. I just made this and it is THE BEST recipe! The bread is light and fluffy but still mois and the crust was crispy while the rest wasn’t dry/burnt. Definitely a keeper!

  19. I made this today, exactly as written – but halved (I only had one ripe banana). It is the best banana bread I have ever made or tasted! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, this now lives in my recipe box and will be my go-to for banana bread. It was a perfect balance of light, moist, sweet but not too sweet, and flavorful. By halving the recipe I only had to bake it for 25 minutes instead of the 50. Wonderful, thank you!

  20. have made and eaten a lot of banana bread, and it’s good, but also can be dry, so love the idea of adding sour cream, have never tried it so thank you for the recipe!

  21. Made it
    Excellent results

  22. This looks like a yummy loaf!  I love adding dried apricot sometimes or even an apple!  And, of course toasted pecans or walnuts!  It’s always great with a bit of cream cheese spread on a slice.  
    I make it as gifts quite often.  Who doesn’t like Banana Bread???  LOLOLOL !!!  
    So, Thank You for a really yummy moist looking recipe!

  23. hi.. i do not have sour cream.. can i replace wth buttermilk?

  24. Just pulled a loaf of this bread out of the oven and oh my gosh… it’s fabulous! Thank you for the recipe.

  25. I was looking for a BB recipe since I haven’t baked, well hardly anything since it got hot. But I had six bananas left n really needed to use them. So I came across several different recipes with all kinds of add ins but since hubby likes traditional I chose to go with this one. I am SO glad I did!! I made two. It’s a good thing that I did. I sent about 1/3 of one to my elderly neighbour lady, one of our grandsons came by from college “Is that banana bread!!??” “Yes it is.” So he took a cpl slices. Then a younger grandson came through and back out with a slice saying “I got a piece off the one that was cut nana!” So it will definitely be my go to bb!!

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