Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sour Cream Banana Bread

I have tried many banana bread recipes over the years and this is by far my favorite!  It makes 4 loaves, but freezes well.  The sour cream addition to this recipe makes it so moist and delicious!  Dusting your bread pans with the cinnamon/sugar mixture adds a little crunch to the 
outside of the bread!  Be sure not to skip that part!

First, gather your ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.  

In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. 

Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. 

Stir in nuts. 

Divide into prepared pans.

Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.



  1. Super yummy looking, I keep promising to make banana bread for my son!

  2. I haven't tried a banan bread in a long and you have definitely inspired me to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I found you over at Something Swanky Thursday link party and you have a new follower!!!

  3. Your Banana Bread looks really moist, I like the addition of the Sour Cream. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen