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Banana Bread

Heidi Davison
This moist banana bread is a family favorite! It tastes great as is but also is wonderful with walnuts or chocolate chips. This bread can be made in loaf or muffin form and freezes well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10


  • 1/4 cup softened butter or shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 3
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream and the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the bananas and sour cream.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fold in the nuts or chocolate chips if using any.
  • Pour batter into a well-greased glass bread pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.