Annie's Cookie Factory
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Banana Bread


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 – 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups well mashed overripe bananas (about 3 1/2 medium bananas)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups walnut (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
  2.  In mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt, make a well in the center and set aside. 
  3. In a separate medium mixing bowl whisk together melted butter and granulated sugar. 
  4. Gently whisk in eggs, bananas, sour cream and vanilla. 
  5. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and fold with a rubber spatula just until combined (you shouldn't see any more streaks of flour); fold in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out free of batter (a moist crumb or two is fine but top should be set), about 50 - 55 minutes. 
  7. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Run knife around edges to loosen then invert onto a wire rack. Continue to cool before cutting.