Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

I love simple banana bread recipes so when I saw a delicious-looking Martha Stewart banana bread recipe on Wives with Knives, I was excited to get baking. My son and I had a fun time creating this bread together and he and my daughter gobbled it right up when she got home from school. It was moist and delicious with great banana flavor. Thanks for the excellent recipe, Cathy.

Banana Nut Bread:


  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 /2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup very ripe bananas, mashed (I used 2 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of pecans, chopped

Banana Nut Bread

How to Make Banana Nut Bread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs together in a bowl and beat with a mixer on low until creamy.

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Add the bananas, sour cream, and nuts, stir well to combine.

Pour into a 9×5 loaf pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool on a rack. Slice and serve slathered with butter. Enjoy.

Banana Nut Bread

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Wives with Knives and Martha Stewart

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  1. Love this recipe! I made only 2 modifications: rather than sour cream I use zero fat Greek yogurt and I add some frozen blueberries just before putting into loaf pan. Toss frozen blueberries with flour first and quickly fold in before the loaf turns purple. 🙂

  2. Just made this! Doubled the recipe and made one loaf and a tray of muffins. The loaf is very moist and tasty. I did have to sub a bit of Greek yogurt for some sour cream as I didn’t quite have enough. Very nice recipe!