For the Casually Inclined

Sour Cream + Walnut Banana Bread


Looking for a healthy banana bread recipe? Continue browsing my friend, because this isn't the one. I consider myself a healthy eater, I'm very conscientious about my choices but, I'm also a big supporter of indulging. So when I find a recipe that includes throwing a glob of sour cream into your bread batter, I jump on board. 

The moisture that is added with the sour cream definitely gives this bread more of a dessert feel. I think it's great for an event, or something quick and easy to make for a friend. Or, if you have a sweet tooth and don't disagree with sugar before 11AM, it's delicious on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee.

Enjoy and here are my dining decor details! Mackenzie-Childs Platter, Pottery Barn place mat, Williams-Sonoma porcelain cup, Homegoods napkin and topiary. 


  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9-inch loaf pan. 
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine with the butter and mixture.
  4. Add the sour cream, bananas, vanilla, and walnuts. Stir well.
  5. Pour into prepared pan (pan should be 3/4 full of batter) and bake for 45 mins (it depends on the oven, I recommend starting at 30 and checking from there).
  6. Cool for 10 minutes and transfer to cooling rack. 

SOURCE: The Reluctant Entertainer