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Super Moist Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread recipe ever! It's easy to make, super moist and full of buttery banana flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Loaf
Calories: 2180kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 bananas very ripe and mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the Oven – 325°F 
  • Mash – Using a fork mash the ripe bananas in a bowl.
    mashed ripe bananas
  • Combine Dry Ingredients – In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
    King Arthur Flour and spices in a bowl
  • Whip Sugar and Eggs – Then, using the whip attachment, combine the sugar and eggs in a stand alone mixer and mix on medium for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. 
    sugar and eggs for banana bread
  • Add Oil and Butter – Turn the mixer to low and very slowly add in the oil and melted butter. Should take about 1 minute to add these in, slowly whipping to incorporate. 
  • Add Bananas, Sour Cream and Vanilla – Mix on low for another minute. 
  • Fold in the Dry Ingredients – Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the dry ingredients into the wet. Do this just until the ingredients are incorporated, but do not beat or over mix. 
    Banana bread batter in a mixing bowl
  • Prepare – Cut a piece of parchment paper, long enough to hang over the sides of a 9×5 loaf pan. Butter the pan, then place the parchment paper over the top. Butter the parchment paper and all sides of the pan. Pour the batter into the pan.
    banana bread batter in a loaf pan
  • Bake – For 1 hour and 30 minutes until the bread has risen in the center and is not jiggly. If you take it out too early the middle of the loaf will sink. 
    super moist homemade banana bread


Do not undercook this recipe or the middle will sink. The loaf needs to be cooked in the center. Cooking times will vary depending on true oven temperature, location, elevation and even indoor and outdoor temperature. You need to be able to gage when this recipe is done by checking the center of the loaf. 
Add walnuts if you want to this recipe. 
Always use VERY ripe bananas.
Use whole, organic ingredients when you can. 


Serving: 1Loaf | Calories: 2180kcal | Carbohydrates: 227g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 129g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 340mg | Sodium: 3736mg | Potassium: 1638mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 11mg