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Sour Cream Banana Bread

2016 June 7
by Emily Hill

Sour cream banana bread is the only banana bread recipe you should make. This banana bread melts in your mouth, freezes well and is perfect for gift giving.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread -- the sour cream makes this the most divine banana bread you will ever bake. Freezes well and perfect for gift giving...and eating.


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The first time I made this sour cream banana bread, I knew I’d never make banana bread any other way again. And I love a good banana bread recipe.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread -- the sour cream makes this the most divine banana bread you will ever bake. Freezes well and perfect for gift giving...and eating.

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The addition of sour cream is absolutely brilliant. It makes the banana bread extra melt-in-your-mouth moist—you may not like that word but it’s the best way to describe it—and takes it from run of the mill to out of this world.

Do people still use the phrase “out of this world”?

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Sour Cream Banana Bread -- the sour cream makes this the most divine banana bread you will ever bake. Freezes well and perfect for gift giving...and eating.

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Sour cream aside, you’ll die when you bite into this banana bread and discover a cinnamon sugar crust (for lack of a better word). Yep, the bread pans are greased and then dusted with cinnamon sugar. Once baked, it provides the loaf with this sugary sweet kick—the perfect compliment to the cinnamon banana flavor of the bread.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread -- the sour cream makes this the most divine banana bread you will ever bake. Freezes well and perfect for gift giving...and eating.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread -- the sour cream makes this the most divine banana bread you will ever bake. Freezes well and perfect for gift giving...and eating.

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If you don’t want to use 3 cups of sugar, you could try cutting it back to 2 1/2 or 2 cups. And I used low-fat sour cream without any problems, though I have heard fat-free sour cream makes it a little dry.

I like to bake eight mini loaves in a pan like this one, freeze three, giveaway two and eat the rest. Sometimes I even share.

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Sour Cream Banana Bread -- the sour cream makes this the most divine banana bread you will ever bake. Freezes well and perfect for gift giving...and eating.

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Printable recipe for sour cream banana bread below. Enjoy!
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Sour Cream Banana Bread
 
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Sour cream banana bread is really the only banana bread recipe you should ever make. This banana bread melts in your mouth, freezes well and is perfect for gift giving. Makes 8 mini loaves or 4 slightly larger loaves.
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16-oz) container sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans. (I used slightly smaller pans.)
  2. In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans filling just over ⅔ full.
  4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. If loaves are browning too quickly, cover pan(s) with foil.

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Here are a few more bread recipes you might enjoy…

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Easy Apple Pull-Apart Bread -- great way to use leftover apple slices from your pies and crostatas!


Easy apple pull-apart bread with vanilla glaze

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Peasant bread recipe


Peasant bread (a family favorite for sure!)

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Honey whole wheat bread recipe


Honey whole wheat bread

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