This is our favorite recipe for basic banana bread. It’s not too sweet, too wet or too cakey, and has just the right amount of deliciously healthy banana.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (not packed) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 large over-ripe bananas
  • Cooking spray, for coating the pan

Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Mash the bananas in a separate bowl until smooth.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes at medium speed, or until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time until mixture is fully combined. Add in vanilla, sour cream and mashed bananas. Turn down to low speed and add flour mixture in batches.
Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.