• prep: 35 min
  • cook: 1 hr 35 min
  • total: 2 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    The Epicurious test kitchen baked up the most popular versions of banana bread on our site to discover what we like (or didn't like) about each one. Then we made our ultimate version: a sweet, nutty, and supremely moist loaf that is everything we could ever want in this classic quick bread.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
    • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
    • 4 medium very ripe bananas (about 13 ounces), peeled and mashed
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
    • A 9x5" loaf pan

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 470 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 25 g 38.1%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 54.72%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 52 mg 17.24%
    • Sodium: 650 mg 27.09%
    • Calcium: 80 mg 7.97%
    • Potassium: 109 mg 3.13%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 12.12%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 52 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.85%
    • Sugar: 26 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 9.32%
    • Vitamin C 2.2%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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