Banana Bread Recipe from Scratch

Best Banana Bread

This is the best Banana Bread recipe that is buttery, soft, and super delicious. It requires a few ripe bananas to get the PERFECT texture and a homemade look to it.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 slices
Calories 246 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2-3 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper
  • Large bowl
  • fork to mash
  • spatula


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan with butter and line with parchment (baking) paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas well using a fork. Next, add the melted butter, stir to combine and add the egg, vanilla and sour cream to it. Whisk until fully combined.

  3. Add the sugar and whisk to combine.

  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Using a spatula, stir until fully combined.

  5. Note: the batter should be thick, do not over mix
  6. Pour the batter into prepared pan and put in the oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  7. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, after which remove from pan and allow to cool completely onto a wire rack.

  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Best Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.