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A Banana Bread Recipe To Go Bananas For

Looking for the world's best banana bread recipe? Search no further! This family recipe will have everyone going bananas!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread recipe, gluten-free banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 180kcal


  • 6-8 ripe bananas mashed (the more ugly and brown the banana, the sweeter the bread)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour gluten-free (see tip in notes below)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend all the wet ingredients and sugar with a stand mixer or electric mixer. Once they are thoroughly blended and smooth, add the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
  • Pour into 4 greased and floured 7 1/2x 3 1/2 inch loaf pans. Bake at 325°F for one hour. Enjoy!


  • Original recipe calls for 4 cups all-purpose flour. If making this gluten-free, use only 3 cups.
  • Yields four 7-inch loaves
  • Extra brown bananas - the browner and uglier = sweeter results!
  • Do you have a brown banana or two laying around but not enough to make the recipe? If so, you can peel them and toss them in a ziploc bag and place them in the freezer! Rather than slicing my bananas, I prefer to put them in the bag whole or cut in half. It makes it easy to tell how many frozen bananas I have on hand instead of trying to guess.
  • If using frozen bananas, be sure bananas are thawed all the way before mashing.
  • Try adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter if you're wanting to to experiment with different variations.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.9mg