Easy Banana Bread Recipe


Anyone looking for an Easy Banana Bread Recipe? I made this banana bread for brunch last Sunday and it was super simple to make- no strange ingredients needed! I had everything on-hand and it came out moist and DELICIOUS! I’ve made several banana bread recipes in my life and this one is replacing my favorite. Bookmark this for the next time you find yourself with bananas that are too ripe- you’ll be glad you did!



  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth. Finally, fold in the sour cream and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


This recipe was originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2009

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    This looks very similar to my recipe that I love!! The sour cream make the difference! And if I don’t have sour cream on hand, I use yogurt. Vanilla yogurt makes it just as yummy! :)

    • Stephanie says

      See, if I were a confident baker I would try different things like that- yogurt instead of sour cream and all the other substitutions people use (apple sauce, agave etc.)- but I stink at baking, so I have to follow every step to the T. And even then there is no guarantee it will all work out! :)

  2. Elizabeth says

    Thanks for sharing! I will try the sour cream. I bet it makes it very moist .