Banana Bread Recipe Two Ways 1

Banana Bread Recipe Two Ways

A fantastic banana bread recipe made two ways.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Comfort Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 3 Loafs
Calories 307kcal
Author Wary Travelers


  • 3/4 cup of butter soft
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs large
  • 6 ripe bananas mashed
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • any additional ingredients such as nuts chocolate chips, coconut, dried fruit, etc.  My go-to are chocolate chips, coconut, peanut butter chips and walnuts.


  • Pre heat your oven to 350° F.
  • Start by mashing your bananas.  I usually use a large measuring cup because the size of the bananas isn't very consistent.  You need approximately 2 cups of mashed bananas but if you want more, feel free to add a bit more.
  • In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients together.  These are the cinnamon, salt, baking soda and flour. 
  • Mix together your butter and sugar, this should be done in a very large mixing bowl.  You could definitely use your stand mixer for this step if you have one but you will need to transfer to a larger bowl unless your mixer bowl is very large.  I often don't have unsalted butter on hand so I just use the salted and omit adding the extra salt.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Add the sour cream to the step above and combine.
  • It's now time to mix your wet and dry ingredients together.  Make sure that everything is fully incorporated but don't over mix.
  • Add in any optional ingredients that tickle your fancy.
  • Grease 3 loaf pans.  One trip that I've found is that I use cooking spray to coat the surface of the pan but I then cover with a sugar and cinnamon mixture.  It forms a tasty crust on the exterior of the loaf.
  • Pour 1/3 of the batter into each of the loaf pans.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack for about 10 minutes.  
  • Remove from pan and let cool a few more minutes.  
  • Slice and enjoy!