Moist Banana Bread

Today I’m going to show you how to make a moist banana bread recipe that is sure to please your entire family! This recipe makes a very moist banana bread, thanks to its secret ingredient — sour cream!

Photo of moist banana bread made in bundt pan

This recipe came from a mountain bed and breakfast we stayed at more than 30 years ago. It’s an old fashioned banana bread that you can easily picture coming from your grandma’s kitchen. My wife and I have tried several banana bread recipes through the years and this is definitely our favorite.

This banana bread is made in a bundt pan for easy slicing and a beautiful presentation.

You can turn it into a banana nut bread recipe by adding 1 cup of gourmet black walnuts. Your friends will beg you for this recipe!


These are the main ingredients, and the quantities can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Ripe Bananas
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Sour cream

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Photo of moist banana bread made in bundt pan

Moist Banana Bread

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Chef Jason Hill shares his favorite moist banana bread recipe in this episode of "Chef Tips." This recipe came from a bed and breakfast in the California mountains, and the secret to its moistness comes from sour cream!
You can turn it into a banana nut bread recipe by simply adding about a cup of gourmet black walnuts, which make the tastiest addition over traditional walnuts. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Four large ripe bananas or six small
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream


  • Mix dry ingredients together and sift. In a mixing bowl, cream softened butter with the sugar and salt. Mix in eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Mix until just blended.
  • Add flour mix to the batter. When making banana bread, use ripe soft bananas. Mash into bowl and add into mixture.
  • Spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray or grease with fresh butter. Pour batter into pan. Bake in preheated 350 F for 1 hour. If a toothpick comes out clean, its done.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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