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One Bowl Banana Bread

This One Bowl Banana Bread is the best quick bread recipe. It contains common pantry staples and a few refrigerator ingredients like butter, sour cream, and eggs. It is simple to make and produces a fluffy, moist loaf.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, one bowl banana bread, sour cream banana bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 236cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $2


  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper
  • large mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon/hand mixer
  • rubber spatula
  • Oven (adjusted to center rack)


  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 large, or 3 small
  • 8 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup slivered almonds optional * adds a nice flavor and texture to the bread.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, and mashed bananas. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir to combine. Fold in ((optional slivered almonds)). Batter with be slightly lumpy.
  • Fill parchment-lined loaf pan with batter. Bake on the center rack for 55-60 minutes. The top of the loaf with feel firm, and springy. A toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf should be clean when inserted, and removed.
  • Allow loaf to cool for 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 236cal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg