Old-Fashioned Fragrant Banana Bread

Recipe by Kats Mom
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Generously spray a 9” x 5” loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and place pan on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • In a mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until well blended.
  • Add eggs, banana, sour cream, and vanilla.
  • Fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, scraping bowl often.
  • Mix on low speed; then fold in walnuts.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake until bread springs back when gently pressed with fingertips, 50 to 55 minutes (it may have a crack in the center, this is common).
  • If bread seems not quite done, reduce oven temperature to 325°F and bake 10 to 15 more minutes.
  • Cool in pan 20 minutes; then turn out and cool on a wire rack.