The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

I’m a sucker for banana bread, especially in times of comfort – like now! I love it toasted with a slab of butter melting all over it or a dollop of creamy vanilla ice cream. I’ll even have it cold straight from the fridge. Heck, even Aadam loves a nibble here and there. 

banana bread recipe

This recipe uses everyday items you’ll have sitting in the pantry so it most definitely won’t require a ninja trip to the supermarket and finds a solution to those pesky browned bananas sitting in the fruit bowl that are not being eaten. 

I have uploaded a banana bread recipe here before and it is pretty much the same with just a couple of new additions – you can read that post here.

This one, however, is super moist – even more so than the previous, if that’s possible – and really is the ultimate banana bread!

The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe


  • 192g all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 57g butter, room temperature 
  • 60ml soured cream or full fat greek yoghurt
  • 167g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 bananas
  • Semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • Pecan or walnuts (optional)
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder (optional)

Notes: I used caster sugar as I only had it available but brown sugar works best. You can also opt to use vanilla extract in the mixture too.


  1. Preheat oven to 180c (fan assisted) 
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. 
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter, soured cream, and sugar. 
  4. Add in one egg at a time to the bowl, whisking them in between. 
  5. Mash the bananas and fold them in to the bowl. 
  6. Add in the chocolate chunks, nuts and cinnamon, and fold into the mixture. 
  7. Pour batter into a well-greased loaf pan. 
  8. Optional step: Add one sliced banana on top and sprinkle the top with sugar (except the sliced banana). 
  9. Place in the preheated oven and cook for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Leave to cool in loaf pan and then your ultimate banana bread is ready to be eaten!  

Do let me know how you get on in the comments below!

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