No-Fail Banana Bread Recipe – Our EASY Family Recipe

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Our family has some recipes which are no-fails which means that each and every time we make them, they turn out exactly as they’re supposed to. One of these is our banana bread recipe, it’s perfect each and every time I make it which is saying something. Yesterday, my 10 year old daughter exclaimed in her ever-so whiny way that she simply “NEEDED” to have banana bread. Of course this happened when I was right in the middle of tying up loose ends for the week and I instantly had my internal back up at her request.

no fail banana bread recipe

After taking a few deep breaths, something clicked inside of myself and I recognized that this was a rare chance to bond with her alone. Instead of taking the 10 minutes to prepare the ingredients by myself, or flat our refusing her I brought her into the kitchen and pulled out the recipe card and announced we’re having a baking date!

Sydney making banana bread recipe

Sydney jumped right in, her mood went from bored and whiny to excited as she scrambled to find her Chef’s hat and apron. Because of course you must look the part right?

Sydney made this banana bread all by herself, I just stood by and helped her with understanding measurements and let her go wild. The clean up was my job of course, but in the preparation we had a chance to have some FUN together and really connect. This is a recipe which you can use with your kids, it’s straight forward and they’re sure to have a sense of pride at the end.

No-Fail Banana Bread – Our EASY Family Recipe

EASY banana bread recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups of banana (I store browning bananas in my freezer just for this reason)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

easy banana bread recipe sliced YUM

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix butter & sugars until fluffy
  3. Add eggs one at a time until well blended then add in vanilla, bananas and sour cream
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda
  5. Add flour mixture into batter, mix just enough to combine
  6. Pour into a loaf pan, fill up to 2/3s full
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the middle of the loaf is set

EASY banana bread recipe sliced

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No-Fail Banana Bread - Our EASY Family Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups of banana (I store browning bananas in my freezer just for this reason)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix butter & sugars until fluffy
  3. Add eggs one at a time until well blended then add in vanilla, bananas and sour cream
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda
  5. Add flour mixture into batter, mix just enough to combine
  6. Pour into a loaf pan, fill up to ⅔s full
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the middle of the loaf is set

If you’re looking for fun kitchen time with your kids, whip up a cake or banana bread and have FUN!

Comments

  1. Holly says

    I love Banana bread but I’ve never tried making it. I guess it seemed intimidating to me. I’m going to try this over the weekend!

  2. Treen Goodwin says

    yummy looks delish , i love Banana Bread thanks for sharing your recipe :) i will be trying it out for sure :)

  3. Judy Cowan says

    I have some ripe bananas in the kitchen so I think a loaf of banana bread will be going in the oven this afternoon! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. says

    Awe that is so sweet! Bonding with the kids is so special. Did some baking today with mine. Its nice to see their face lit up, they feel so important helping out in the kitchen. As for the banana bread, my favorite, pretty much no-fail baking recipe haha!

  5. Teresa Claire says

    I place my brown bananas in my freezer too! They are perfect for shakes or banana bread…your recipe looks so good and of course I see that you had fantastic helper!

  6. Chandra Christine O'Connor says

    I can bake but the only thing I actually like making is banana bread. easy tasty recipes are the best. hats off to the chef.

  7. Jenn says

    Baking or cooking with kids is the perfect time to bond! Also, that banana bread looks and sounds amazing. I may just NEED to try it out soon ;) Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Anna W says

    I will be using this recipe next time I make banana bread, I have never used sour cream in it before. It must make the loaf really moist. Sounds delicious!

  9. says

    Thats a great win-win idea, Julie! You can give Sydney more of no-fail recipe ideas, so she gets to enjoy baking and then both of you guys enjoy eating them. :D
    Banana bread is my husband’s favourite dessert. I used to get disappointed seeing those bananas go bad, but now I get so excited seeing them go ripe, so I can freeze them for the next banana bread baking.
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  10. Sally says

    …oh my, this sounds yummy, but such a lot of sugar!! I think I’d reduce that amount…(anyway, I usually do if I think it’s going to be a “sugar overload” ), but next time I have some over ripe bananas, then I’ll try this. :)

  11. mary says

    This was a delicious RECIPE! My kids loved it! I decided to be bold and make it into 24 muffins. I did 12 with pecans and 12 plain. 25 minutes at 350 @ they came out perfect! I will definitely do this RECIPE again! Thank you!!

  12. Tricia Cooper says

    You peaked my interest at ‘No-Fail’! I think it’s interesting that this recipe uses sour cream – I’ve PIN’d the recipe!

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