Sour Cream Banana Bread Recipe

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.

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 air conditioner is buzzing in the background, the house smells so lovely.

Is there anything better than the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven?

Sour Cream Banana Bread at its best?

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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.

Feeling the moment.

Feelings all tangled up together in my mind, as I was reflecting on my once-little kids, and on the same day taking a loaf down the street to the new young couple with their tiny newborn.

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.

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Banana Bread Giving List.

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.

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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!

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So moist and sweet, this yummy recipe I’m sharing today 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?

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Sour Cream Banana Bread


  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), 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)


  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; combine with the butter mixture.
  4. Add the sour cream, bananas, and vanilla; stir well.
  5. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 50 minutes.
  6. 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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