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Moist Banana Bread

I love banana bread. It is the king of the quick bread. This moist banana bread recipe is so yummy and easy to make. Serve it plain, or spread butter on it, even add some jam if you like. Delicious! If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fast, quick, soft, sweet
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Whisk Fork
  • 5x9 bread pan, greased and floured or sprayed with cooking spray


  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose/plain flour 185g
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g
  • 1 tsp. baking soda 4g
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1g (optional)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter unsalted or salted (113g)
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar 200g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5ml
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 123g
  • 3 to 4 really ripe medium bananas


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer. A wooden spoon will work too. Then add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix those in. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed throughout the whole batter making process.
  • Mix in the sour cream.
  • Peel and mash up the bananas using a fork or meat tenderizer. Then mix them into the batter until just combined. Remove the beaters and then scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and fold/mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Grease and flour a 5x9 inch bread pan with shortening or butter. Cooking spray will work too. Then pour the banana bread batter into the pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle, and it is golden brown on top. If your oven runs hot, set the temp to 325 F/162 C. You may need to bake it for 70 minutes.
  • After about 40 minutes check the bread, if it is getting too brown, you can add a piece of aluminum foil loosely on the top. Once baked allow the bread to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the pan, slice and serve! Enjoy.



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