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banana bread slices on a white plate with butte melting on the bread

Banana Bread

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Slices 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Delicious and moist banana bread is the perfect snack any time of the day! Made with pantry staples and some sour cream for extra delicious banana bread! 



  • 4oz (1/ 2 Cup) Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 100 Grams (1/2 Cup) Granulated Sugar
  • 100 Grams (1/2 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, at room temp.
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 250 Grams (2 Cups) All-Purpose Flour/ Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 6oz (3/4 Cup) Sour Cream/ Greek Yogurt
  • 12oz (3 Medium) Very Ripe Bananas (measured without peel)
  • Optional Topping:
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugars. Then add eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Add bananas and use a potato masher to mash them. Mix in sour cream or Greek yogurt. Gently fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle optional brown sugar topping. 
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool at least 30 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool on a wire rack. Store at room temperature unless you live in a warm climate store in the fridge. 

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