Banana Sour Cream Bread

If you are searching for a classic recipe of Banana Sour Cream Bread, your search probably ends here. A Banana bread is itself very delicious, but a Banana Sour Cream Bread is the perfect improvisation over a Banana Bread, as the sour cream not only balances the sweetness of the bananas, but also improves the texture of the bread. This moist and flavourful Banana Sour Cream Bread is spot on when you crave for a special weekend breakfast or when you want your kids to finish their lunchbox in no time! The crunchy walnuts are an absolute must in each bite of your decadent Banana Sour Cream Bread loaf. But if you want to avoid that, do it. Recipes should not restrict your taste and preferences in any way! Occassionally, I also prefer my Banana Sour Cream Bread with a Streusel crumble. It is just one extra step, but adds such yum factor! Although the recipe below doesn’t include a Streusel topping, you can do so by simply combining 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 2.5 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder and 4 tbsp finely chopped toasted walnuts. Make the Banana Sour Cream Bread batter according to the recipe below and simply sprinkle this Streusel topping generously before you start the baking process. For those who love a hassle-free Banana Sour Cream Bread recipe, here’s how we make it!  

Banana Sour Cream Bread

Time taken: 1.30 h

Taste-o-meter: Medium-sweet    



  • Butter (softened): 6.5 tbsp
  • Sugar: 1.5 cups
  • Mashed, ripe bananas: 1.5 cup
  • Light, sour cream: 1 cup
  • Large eggs: 2
  • Pure vanilla extract: 1.5 tsp
  • Cake flour: 2 cups
  • Baking soda: 1 tsp
  • Baking powder: 3/4 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Toasted, chopped walnuts: 1 cup
  • Ground nutmeg, cinnamon or a combination of both: 1/2 tsp
  • For dusting the loaf tin: a mixture of 1 tbsp caster sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180C for 10 min. Grease a medium-sized loaf tin and dust it with a mixture of 1 tbsp caster sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon powder.
  • In a blender, mix butter, vanilla, sugar, sour cream and mashed bananas.
  • In another bowl, sift the cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground spices and salt.
  • Mix-in the two in medium speed, until just blended.
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl and fold-in the nuts. Remember not to add walnuts on the mixer as it might break.
  • Grease a bread pan and bake at 180C for almost 1 h, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

NOTE: If you do not have sour cream, use a mixture of 1/3 cup butter and 3/4 cup buttermilk.

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