Janet’s Banana Bread

Janet’s Banana Bread is a fantastic banana bread that you will want to make over and over again! Trust me on this one.

plate with slices of banana bread

I have no idea who Janet is or where Janet’s Banana Bread recipe comes from. All I can tell you is that my wife has been making this banana bread for years and kept it from me. Regular visitors to this site know I love some good Banana Bread.

banana bread batter in loaf pan

If you happen to know who “Janet” is, let me know in the comments section below. I would love to know the history of this delicious banana bread.

banana bread fresh out of the oven

As you can imagine, there aren’t very many different ways to make banana bread. All banana bread recipes will typically include bananas (duh), sugar, flour, eggs, etc.

banana bread loaf on wire rack

This particular banana bread recipe uses sour cream as its “wet” ingredient. The end result is a very moist banana bread. If you like banana bread, do yourself a favor and give this recipe a shot!

janets banana bread

I like what the sour cream does to the texture so much that I might start using it in all my banana breads going forward. I just really like how moist Janet’s Banana Bead is. Delicious!

janets banana bread

If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of Banana Bread I can tell you that it dates back to the 1930s. You can read this article on Banana Bread for more details.

closeup of banana bread

The best bananas for banana bread are when they are overripe, not yellow but black. Or they’re at least streaked with black/brown. The darker the better. If you can’t find overripe bananas, you can speed up the process by putting the bananas in a paper bag along with an apple and loosely fold down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.

Ripe Bananas

Looking for a different kind of Banana Bread? Well I got you covered. Check out all my other fabulous Banana Bread recipes. Nobody can resist my Caramel Banana Bread or my Blueberry Banana Bread. Nobody!

banana bread slices

If you love bananas, I suggest you give my Banana Cake recipe a try. It is so delicious! Or give my Banana Cake with Roasted Walnuts a try. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!

piece of banana bread

One of these days when I am in the mood for making this Banana Bread recipe again I might substitute the sour cream for some plain Greek yogurt.

A little healthier and should not compromise the overall texture or taste of this delicious banana bread recipe.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Janet’s Banana Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Sour Cream and ripe Bananas.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  3. In another bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the butter mixture until smooth.
  4. Fold in the sour cream and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Printable Recipe Card

janets banana bread

Janet’s Banana Bread 🍌

Janet's Banana Bread is a fantastic banana bread that you will want to make over and over again! Trust me.
4.80 from 10 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 355 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan
  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Ripe Bananas, mashed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  • In another bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the butter mixture until smooth.
  • Fold in the sour cream and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let loaf cool in the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 432mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 520IUVitamin C: 2.7mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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3 Comments

  1. Mary says:

    This is the best banana bread ever. I make it all the time for my dsughter and son in law they love the moister and over all goodness.

  2. Nicole says:

    I love banana bread and this one is no exceptions. It was delicious. Very tasty and moist. A 10 in my book.

  3. Brenda says:

    I have made this banana bread a few times and it always turns out perfect. It is moist and delicious.

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