Sour Cream Banana Bread

Posted: March 3

Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yield: 32 servings

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It's amazing what a single ingredient can do. Sour Cream Banana Bread, with just the inclusion of the titular sour cream, becomes an even richer and tastier baked confection than its traditional counterparts. Sweet, tender, and packed with tropical banana flavor, Sour Cream Banana Bread is a delight at breakfast parties or as a hearty snack. This will become your favorite banana bread recipe going forward!


• 3 1/4 cups white sugar, divided • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided • 3/4 cup butter • 3 eggs • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3 teaspoons baking soda • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup walnuts, optional, chopped


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease four 7x3-inch loaf pans.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Step 4

Dust the loaf pans lightly with the cinnamon sugar.

Step 5

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the remaining 3 cups of white sugar.

Step 6

Mix in the eggs, bananas, sour cream, vanilla, and the remaining cinnamon.

Step 7

Mix in the salt, baking soda, and flour until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.

Step 8

Stir in the walnuts.

Step 9

Divide the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pans.

Step 10

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Step 11


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