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Banana Bread

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 249
Super easy to make and boasting in banana flavor, this is the banana bread recipe everyone should have in their arsenal.


  • 260 grams all purpose flour (2 cups)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 85 grams unsalted butter (6 Tablespoons)
  • 220 grams packed light brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3-4 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 80 grams sour cream, at room temperature (⅓ cup)


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 4½ inch x 8½ inch (1½ quart) loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer (or by hand), cream the butter and sugar until fully combined. Beat in the eggs. Mix in the bananas.
  • Mix in half of the flour mixture. Mix in the sour cream. Mix in the rest of the flour mixture, just until fully combined and no flour is visible.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes. A toothpick inserted should come out clean.
  • Allow to cool on wire rack.


  • While warm banana bread is enjoyable, banana bread actually tastes better a day or two later. Once cooled, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it on the counter.
  • Banana bread also freezes wonderfully. Consider freezing separately wrapped (in plastic wrap) slices so you can grab a slice whenever the mood strikes. A frozen slice should thaw at room temperature in less than 15 minutes.
Calories: 249kcal
Course: Bread, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg