Our favorite Banana Bread Recipe

The warm spicy smell of banana bread baking in the oven always draws my kids into our kitchen. I believe hot banana bread right out of the oven is one of the best tastes in the world. It is so comforting and soothing. The warmth, as you take that first bite, just spreads from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. I just can’t help but smile while eating something so delicious!

Here is our favorite recipe for you to try at home. I found the original on and have included a link to the original.  The recipe you see below is the version I bake for my family, after making a few adjustments.

Happy Baking!

Janet’s Rich Banana Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the softened butter and sugar. Add the eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla, mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth. Finally, fold in the sour cream, walnuts and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Click here for Janet’s Rich Banana Bread Recipe on

2 thoughts on “Our favorite Banana Bread Recipe”

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