Rich Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread recipe is the epitome of indulgence, with a moist and flavorful crumb that’s sure to delight your taste buds. Bursting with the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and enhanced with a hint of warmth from spices, this recipe elevates the classic banana bread to a whole new level of richness and satisfaction.


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
  3. Add the melted butter to the mashed bananas and mix well.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  7. Gently fold in the sour cream or Greek yogurt until evenly incorporated. If using, fold in the chopped nuts.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out evenly.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Once baked, remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
  11. Carefully transfer the banana bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Enjoy this rich and decadent banana bread as a delightful treat for breakfast, brunch, or anytime you crave a comforting slice of homemade goodness!

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