Perfectly Moist Sour Cream Banana Bread

I have been making this banana bread recipe for years now. I've tried so many recipes only for them to turn out burnt, dry, too crumbly, too yellow, and other random texture issues that weren't quite what I was looking for. To me, the perfect banana bread is dense, moist, holds together, and turns out perfect every single time. For our family, that is this recipe. I love that I can throw all the ingredients together in one bowl, stir it up, and it's good to go in the oven. It's super easy with minimal steps, and turns out awesome every time.


Ingredients: 
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup bananas, mashed (usually about three ripe bananas)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350ยบ. Spray your bread pan with non-stick cooking spray, and then lightly coat with flour. In a large bowl mix your sugar, eggs, oil, bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until well combined. Then add in your salt, baking powder, and flour, and whisk to incorporate. Pour your mixture into your prepared bread pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Once it's out of the oven, run a knife along the edges of the loaf to separate it from the sides of the pan, and then carefully flip it out onto a serving plate to cool. Slice when ready to serve.

22 comments

  1. I loooovvvvee banana bread, but have never added sour cream... definitely will try it this way next time!

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  2. My wife is and avid banana bread eater. I showed this too her and she said we are making it tonight.

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  3. I love banana bread! My friend was just telling me she puts sour cream in her's and now I'm thinking I should try your recipe.

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  4. Yep, love banana bread. Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  5. My mom makes banana bread quite often. I've actually never heard of sour cream being in it!?

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  6. Wow! This one's a winner. I just love everything about this! Everyone can dig right in!!

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  7. I bake a banana bread at least once a month but I've never heard of putting sour cream in it... Very interesting!

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  8. I love banana bread, but haven't tried it with sour cream. This is an interesting twist. :)

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  9. This sounds great, I've never made a banana bread with sour cream before!

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  10. I at lunch jad it but it was sweet. Never tried with sour. I would love to try it.

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  11. Hmm....banana bread. This looks delish, and I'm sure the sour cream makes it even more moist. Now, it's time to eat!

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  12. I love banana bread but it must be moist! Nothing worse than dry banana bread. I guess the sour cream is the secret ingredient :)

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  13. I needed this! I have some bananas on their last legs in the bowl now. I'm always overambitious with my banana buying.

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  14. I love all kinds of bread! will be trying this for sure!

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  15. Can't belive how moist does this banana bread looks! And it seems so easy to prepare. I'll give it a try. thanks

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  16. I love banana bread, and it's such a great way to use up bananas when I buy too many. I've never used sour cream before. I'll have to try it!

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  17. Hmm, adding sour cream to banana bread is not something I have thought of before. We make it a lot, so I'll have to try this sometime!

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  18. I do love eating banana bread but never tried to eat it in a different taste but it looks really a delicious one.

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  19. i have been looking for a really moist and yummy banana bread recipe. I will give this one a try. it looks amazing.

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  20. I'm not a fan of banana bread, but I know my husband loves it! I will definitely making this for him to try!

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  21. This could be a nice addition to the menu at any impromptu get-togethers...it's easy & the ingredients are easily available.
    - Nandita

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  22. Banana bread has this strong banana smell which not everyone might like. Adding sour cream to make it moist might be the solution to make it really good and not crumbly!

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