Sour Cream Banana Bread

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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 loaf




  • Grease 1 large loaf pan.
  • Cream margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients, then bananas, nuts and sour cream.
  • Mix well.
  • Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kerry P.
    If I don’t have baking soda is ok to make the bread anyway?
  2. bjmongilbert
    In some photos the bread looks very dark. In others the bread is light. Is there a difference in ingredients or baking time?
  3. sweetleaf0815
    Can you leave out the vanilla essence?
  4. thomaslamb68
    How many bananas is everyone using? In other recipes I've used either 3 or 4, not sure how many 1 cup equals.
  5. Jeremy T.
    I made this and it turned out very well. However, unlike a different recipe, the top of the bread collapsed after removing it from the oven. Any ideas why this could have happened? Here are the minor differences of my bake, if one of these is the culprit -Banana ratio was slightly higher -Brown sugar instead of white sugar -Melted butter completely before mixing


  1. mwest08
    I have to type this review with one hand because I can't stop eating this AMAZING BREAD with the other!!! I used crushed pecans and baked in a 10x10 pan for 40 minutes. nom nom nom,,,
  2. Amy020
    Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said 133 TIMES!!!! Holy cow, this is a great recipe! I made muffins and I had to hide them from the family or they would have been eaten before nightfall! This is now my go-to banana bread/muffin recipe. So moist, so flavorful! Thank you. ******UPDATE******** I've gotten this down to 3 WW pts/serving with the following subs: light margarine, egg beaters, f/f sour cream, no nuts. Also: I get 18 muffins out of one batch. And still, SO YUM-O!
  3. cookingfor6
    I have been making this recipe for months now since I discovered it. I was long in search of the the "best" banana bread recipe as nothing I found fit the bill...dry, course crumb, not enough flavor, etc. My goodness, this one is awesome-full of flavor and very moist. I always double the recipe and make at least a couple of loaves every week to meet the requests of my 4 boys. It is not uncommon for them to ask when I am making more, even before we finish eating what I have currently made. Over the months I have tweaked it by adding cinnamon, a little extra mashed banana, and some extra vanilla. Extra banana amt. varies with size of bananas-I don't ever throw extra banana away, just incorporate in recipe. It's generally not much and has never caused a problem. I also sprinkle coarsely chopped walnuts on top of batter in loaf pan just prior to baking. You will not be disppointed.
  4. DianeRN in Neosho
    I too added cinnamon but used splenda, and only one egg and one egg white and it turned out wonderful! very moist. Thanks for posting!
  5. Jen in Victoria
    Delicious! I love how the top crisps up for a bit of a crunch. I used 3 bananas and substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream. I will definitely be making this again!


  1. vmalzone
    Added a couple splashes of vanilla rum.
  2. Redbreeze G.
    I added 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the dry ingredients- made this recipe pop!
  3. Grammabobbie
    Added a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top!
  4. melinda4makeup
    I creamed the butter and sugar first, then beat in the bananas and vanilla and sour cream. Then combined the dry ingredients and mixed that in. Stir in nuts and added bittersweet chocolate chips.
  5. Fern C.
    Add chocolate chips and omit the nuts.


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