Homemade Banana Bread is a great way to use over-ripe bananas.


My family seems to have a love/hate relationship with bananas. 

Some weeks when I purchase bananas they’re gone in a few days and at other times,

they sit in the basket on the counter top until they turn brown or even black.

What’s a mom to do? 

Make banana bread.  

There’s no better way to use up those overripe bananas 

than to fold them into a delicious banana bread.

As bananas ripen, their sugars intensify and their flavors become bolder.

And when the bananas turn black, they’re even sweeter making for a more delicious banana bread.  

Homemade Banana Bread is a great way to turn black bananas into a delicious recipe.


Homemade Banana Bread


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the sour cream.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  7. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  8. Pour into a 4 X 8 inch loaf pan.
  9. Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove from pan, slice and serve.


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