Super Moist Banana Bread with Sour Cream

I know it sounds weird but trust me with this moist banana bread recipe with sour cream. It’s so light and fluffy on the inside with a buttery flavor and thick sweetened crust around it. Absolutely perfect for snacking!

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Banana bread with sour cream

I am a huge fan of one bowl banana bread recipes. They’re so easy to make and take up fewer dishes too! This one isn’t much different, but the results are astounding.

Despite there being no butter in this bread recipe, the taste of the bread once baked has a slight richness as if it were included.

The sour cream makes the bread soft and light as it bakes, and together the ingredients give the banana bread that nice dark crust color. This loaf also isn’t too sweet or too savory, it’s probably the most incredible banana bread recipe I’ve ever made.

banana bread on wire cooling rack

Ingredients for banana bread using sour cream

  • Granulated sugar
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, or olive oil work great)
  • Eggs
  • Mashed banana
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt

What you’ll need to make this banana bread recipe with sour cream

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up close view of sliced banana bread from the front

Tips for making banana bread with sour cream

This bread recipe is quick and easy to follow along with, so there shouldn’t bee to much trouble. In fact, it’s a pretty easy recipe for those budding chefs wanting to step up their kitchen skills game.

I recommend lightly flouring the greased bread loaf pan as that helps to get the loaf out perfectly every time. Nothing hurts more than to watch the bottom of a loaf of banana bread stick to the pan!

sliced banana bread from the front

FAQs about Banana Bread

Can I freeze banana bread made with sour cream?

Yes you can! After the loaf has completely cooled down, wrap it well and place it in a freezer-friendly container. Store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. To eat, simply let it thaw and then dig in!

Can I omit the sour cream?

Absolutely, just switch it out for plain Greek yogurt or leave it out completely. Note if you leave it out entirely, the end result won’t be as silky smooth and rich.

How long does sour cream banana bread last?

Homemade banana bread recipes can last up to 5 days if you keep them properly stored in an airtight container at room temperature. That said, my loaf lasted me a few hours and that was WITH me practicing restraint, so good luck getting it to last long haha!

What can I add to this banana bread recipe?

You can add in chopped nuts, fresh berries, chocolate or butterscotch chips, or even a tablespoon of maple syrup. Any of those can help to give a fresh change to this recipe and make it more unique.

How do I know if my bananas are ripe enough to use?

If your yellow bananas have black or brown spots, you’re good! I like to wait until my bananas are mostly black because that’s when they’re the sweetest and softest. A softer banana means less work with the mashing.

How to make easy banana bread with sour cream

Grease a 9×5 bread loaf pan and then lightly dust it with flour.

In a large mixing bowl, mash your bananas and combine them with your sugar and oil.

Add in the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla, mixing well to combine.

Add in the cinnamon, flour, baking soda, and salt, mixing until they’re just combined. It’s okay if the batter is lumpy.

Pour the bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees F or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let it cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the pan to finish cooling on a wire rack.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

A deliciously moist and tender banana bread loaf that looks as good as it tastes. The best part- it's easy to make too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, one bowl banana bread recipe, sour cream banana bread
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 small riped bananas (about 1 1/2-1 3/4 cup mashed)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and lightly dust it with flour.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash your bananas and combine with your sugar and oil.
  • Add in the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add in the cinnamon, flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until they're just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the pan to finish cooling on a wire rack.
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Notes

Note: If you’re using a glass loaf pan, you’ll want to reduce your baking temp to 325 degrees F and extend the cooking time by 10 (or more) minutes. Different ovens and loaf pans can cause the centers to be undercooked so if you notice this happening, switch loaves or lower the baking temp and extend the cook time to troubleshoot the issue. 9 out of 10 times it’s that easy of a fix. 😉 

Nutrition

Serving: 10g | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 13.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 41.2mg | Sodium: 22.7mg | Potassium: 127.1mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 18.1g | Vitamin A: 30.5IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 25.8mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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moist banana bread with sour cream

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