Cindy’s Banana Bread

Alternative banana bread recipe to try below


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar (I use 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (I use yogurt)
  • 1 cup ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I use 3/4 cups flour/3/4 cups whole wheat pastry)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350-F. Butter and flour loaf pan.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter together until creamy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add the bananas and mix.
  5. In a small bowl mix the baking soda and sour cream together and then add it to the mixing bowl.
  6. Add the flour and salt. Mix until just incorporated.
  7. Stir in walnuts, if using.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with tender crumbs. For muffins, bake about 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Two more recipes I want to try –

King Aurthur’s 2018 Recipe of the Year Banana Bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan; or a 12″ x 4″ tea loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, beating until smooth.
  3. Add the mashed bananas, jam, honey, and eggs, again beating until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, then the walnuts, stirring just until smooth.

Food Network Recipe

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


Watch how to make this recipe.

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.