Rich Banana Bread

This classic banana bread recipe is a delightful combination of moist, tender crumb and rich banana flavor. It’s the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet snack any time of the day. The addition of walnuts provides a delightful crunch, making this bread a family favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Moist and flavorful
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for breakfast or as a snack
  • Great way to use ripe bananas


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, then stir into the butter mixture until smooth.
  4. Finally, fold in the sour cream, walnuts, and bananas. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Calories: 280 kcal per serving
  • Servings: 10


  • Once cooled, wrap the banana bread tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips

  • For added sweetness, consider adding a handful of chocolate chips to the batter.
  • To make it nut-free, simply omit the walnuts from the recipe.
  • Use ripe bananas for the best flavor and sweetness in the bread.

Enjoy this delightful Rich Banana Bread with a cup of coffee or as a sweet treat any time of the day!

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