Old Fashioned Banana Bread Recipe – Super tasty, moist banana bread with the best banana flavor.   Moist and Delicious, this easy quick bread recipe comes out perfectly every time. So good!

People give rave reviews for this popular recipe. It makes a tasty breakfast bread with coffee, a great after school snack for your kiddos, or a delicious dessert recipe. It’s one of our go-to favorites around here any time of day!

This recipe makes two loaves of Banana Bread.


large mixing bowl

hand mixer

liquid measuring cup

dry measuring cups

measuring spoons

2 loaf pans


▢ ¾ cup salted butter 1 ½ sticks, room temperature.
▢ 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
▢ 1 ½ cup bananas mashed.
▢ 2 large eggs
▢ 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
▢ 2 cups all purpose flour
▢ 1 teaspoon baking soda
▢ ¾ teaspoon table salt
▢ ½ cup sour cream*


Pre-Heat Oven. Pre-heat oven to 325°F and set a rack in the middle of the oven.
Cream Butter and Sugar. Using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar into a smooth texture and the butter is light yellow in color.
Mix Together Wet Ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla.
Combine Creamed Butter and Sugar Mixture With Wet Ingredients. Add the banana mixture to the creamed butter and sugar and mix until well combined.
Sift Together Dry Ingredients. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Mix Batter. Add the dry ingredients and sour cream to the wet ingredients mixture, a little at a time, alternating between the two. Mix all together into a smooth batter and set aside.
Prepare Bread Pans. Prepare two bread pans by buttering and flouring each pan. Be sure to tap out the excess flour.
Pour Batter Into Pans. Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans.
Bake. Place pans on the center rack in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out dry.
Set Bread Pans on Cooling Rack. When loaves are ready to come out of the oven, set them on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
Un-mold the Baked Bread. Gently slide the edge of a knife between the loaf and side of the pan and follow the path around the entire loaf. This will make it easier to get out of the pan. Turn the pan over and pop the bread out of the pan and set it on the rack to cool.


Substitution Suggestion.

Substitute ½ cup buttermilk for ½ cup sour cream.

Variation Suggestions.

Try one of these tasty add-ins:  chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped pecans.

Serving Suggestions.

Serve this homemade banana bread warm with a little butter or cream cheese.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg


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