February 4, 2011

Quick and Easy Banana Bread

I wanted to try another banana bread recipe, but this time without sour cream. They both turned out very different. The one with sour cream was more dense and flavorful. If I had to pick one, I think that I liked the sour cream banana bread the best. Banana bread is one of my favorite foods. It smells so good when baking in the oven. I should try to patent a banana bread scented candle!

I had a bunch of bananas laying around the house that had intentionally gone bad. Besides the banana bread that I made yesterday, I am planning to make a banana cream cheese cake for the dinner party I am hosting tonight. Oh, and if anyone knows why my banana bread falls when I take it out of the oven, I would love to know the answer? The loaf in the picture below came out of the oven really tall and rounded, then when I took it out, it sank around 1 - 1 1/2 inches :( The same thing happened with the other banana bread recipe.

makes 1 loaf
recipe adapted from Copykat Recipes

1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 medium ripe bananas
2 tbsp milk
1/3 cup softened butter
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

With a hand mixer, beat in mashed bananas, milk, and butter on low speed, until ingredients have combined. Turn the speed to high and continue beating for 2 more minutes.

Add the eggs and remaining flour and mix until blended.

Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan, and bake for 55 minutes. Let cool on a wire wrack.


  1. It looks really good I will try anything without sour cream.
    My daughter loves banana bread but she is alergict to sour cream.

  2. Maybe try adding about 1/4 cup of flour or so, or maybe an egg white. It's not quite the same, but I made a cake from a box yesterday and actually followed the high altitude instructions instead of making it normal. It was the fluffiest cake I've ever had and I only added 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of sour cream (instead of water). You might have to experiment with the measurements, but generally flour and eggs provide more structure.