Best Banana Bread - This is our favorite recipe for the Best Banana Bread ever. Moist and Delicious, its a foolproof recipe that comes out perfectly every time.
- ¾ Cup Softened Butter
- 1-½ Cup Sugar
- 1-½ Cup Mashed Banana
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Sifted Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¾ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Sour Cream
The first thing you need is a few brown spotted bananas like these. Brown bananas will give the banana bread more flavor. I put a few in a large measuring cup and mash them up with a potato masher. You'll need 1-½ cups of mashed bananas.
You will also need: ¾ cups of soft butter, 1 ½ cups of sugar, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¾ teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, ½ cup sour cream, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
Combine Wet Ingredients:
Add the eggs and vanilla to the bananas and whisk it all together. Set aside.
Cream Together Butter and Sugar:
Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
Add Banana Mixture:
Add banana mixture to the butter and sugar. Mix together until combined.
Sift Together Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Putting It All Together:
Slowly incorporate the flour mixture, alternating with sour cream. Mix together until smooth.
Prepare the Bread Pans:
Butter two bread pans and dust them with flour.
Batter Into Bread Pans:
Next, spread the batter evenly in the two pans and set them on the counter for about 30 minutes while you pre-heat the oven. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Bread Goes into the Oven and the Waiting Begins:
After 30 minutes have passed and the oven is pre-heated, place the pans into the oven on the center rack. Once in the oven, it doesn't take long for the wonderful smell of homemade banana bread to start wafting through the house!
Bake the bread for approximately 45 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out dry. Set the bread on the counter for 10 minutes. If you pop them out of the pan too quickly, the bread will stick to the bottom of the pan. So, be patient.
Almost Done! :
Run a knife around the edges between the pan and the bread and gently take the bread out of the pans and sent on a rack to cool.
Its a good idea to allow the bread to cool for a little while so that it will be easier to slice. However, patience always runs thin by then and we can never wait to slice into it as soon as its out of the pan. The first loaf is usually gone in minutes!
Our Best Banana Bread has the perfect combination of traditional taste and moist, dense, cake-like texture. We like to eat it just as it is or slathered with butter or cream cheese. Personally, I'm a butter girl: the more, the better! Anyway you like it, you can't go wrong with this foolproof recipe for the Best Banana Bread.