Super moist and deeelicious Sour Cream Banana Bread is the answer! Just taste a sweet slice of this heavenly satisfaction and you’ll agree.
I say this because, everyone loves Banana Bread.
Seriously, who turns it down? No one!
Umm….I don’t think I’ve ever turned it down.
🙂 Don’t judge…I know, there’s not much I turn down when it comes to dessert. So maybe for me, that’s not a great question to ask, but I assume everyone that has a sweet tooth, is like me and can’t resist the temptation.
And if you make a loaf for yourself, you should double it.
It’s the perfect gift to cheer up a friend or greet a new neighbor.
It’s awesome to send in a care package to anyone in the world.
It’s delicious and yummy to snack on ALL freaking DAY LONG! All by yourself…or you can share?
It’s perfect for picnics, fruit plates, entertaining, tea time, bake sales…you name it! It’s the best snacking, next to chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are pretty much unbeatable for smiles too.
This particular banana bread was made with sour cream, which gives it so much moisture and a subtle tanginess that you’ll love.
I had bought some sour cream for some baked potatoes for a steak dinner one night and it wasn’t used and I was happy it wasn’t, so I could use it in this yummy banana bread.
I normally use butter, buttermilk, Greek yogurt or olive oil or combinations of these in my breads, but this time, I used sour cream (and butter) — or as we like to call it, THE “secret ingredient”!!
But what I love about banana bread, is that most banana breads like this are so versatile, so you could use those other options above, if you don’t have sour cream. Also, if you’re a banana walnut person, throw in some chopped walnuts. Need some chocolate? Throw in some chocolate chips.
But, sometimes, it’s just good to just have it the good old-fashioned way, just Sour Cream Banana Bread without all the extras.
Banana bread, always reminds me of mom. She made it all the time for us, especially during the summer. So it’s definitely been a family favorite of ours over the years. Hope you enjoy it!
Want some more summer banana bread options?
This moist, slightly tangy Sour Cream Banana Bread is super delicious on its own or try slathering it with some butter while the bread is still warm. It can't be beat for summer banana bread for snacking, picnics and ripe bananas!
- 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs and mix well.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, then add into the butter mixture and combine together.
Add the sour cream, bananas, and vanilla and stir well to incorporate, but don't overmix.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes and then turn the loaf out onto a rack.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour:
3/4 cup whole wheat and 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar:
1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Sour Cream:
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
Dairy free Butter:
1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup Earth’s Balance butter
Add a teaspoon or two of cinnamon for some extra flavor
Recipe from The Reluctant Entertainer