Looking for a banana bread in bread machine recipe? Well, I’ve got one that is absolutely fabulous! No doubt you already know that appliance cooking is the way to go when it comes to making banana bread. Now you can use your breadmaker to make the best banana bread ever!
This recipe includes sour cream, which might sound, well, strange. Most people probably don’t think of mixing bananas with sour cream. But I think of it as the secret ingredient. The sour cream makes this bread incredibly moist. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself, then let me know what you think.
There are a few bananas in my kitchen right now that are getting good and ripe. I can’t wait to make this again!
A word of warning: Be prepared to have this delicious quick bread gobbled up so fast that there may not be any bread to save for the next day.
Summary: This quick bread is super easy to make in a bread maker, and is delicious! You can easily modify a few of the ingredients to make the bread uniquely yours.
- 1-1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
- 1/4 cup sour cream (can substitute with plain yogurt)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (optional)
- 1/2 vegetable oil (can substitute with apple sauce or olive oil)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional, use only if adding pumpkin)
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (can substitute with chocolate chips)
- Mix the bananas and sour cream in a small bowl. If using pumpkin, add it to the mix. Mash it all together until smooth and creamy. If you want, you can store this mixture overnight in the refrigerator, or use it right away.
- If your machine has one, add either the nuts or chocolate chips to the drop-down dispenser. Add the remaining ingredients in the proper order needed for your bread machine (some machines need dry items to go in first, while others need wet items in first).
- Choose the ‘Dark’ setting for the crust (if your machine has this option), and then choose the ‘Quick Bread / Cake Cycle.’ Press the ‘Start’ button.
- When the baking cycle is done, check your bread to make sure the cooking is complete. You will know your bread is done when the sides are dark brown and the top remains firm when you press down on it with your finger. You can also insert a toothpick or a thin metal skewer to check if it is done (the toothpick or skewer will come out clean).
- Remove the pan from the machine when the bread is done. Leave the bread in the pan for an additional 10 minutes, then remove the bread. Place it right side up on a cooling rack and let it sit until it is completely cooled.
- Once cooled, you can either eat it, or wrap it up in plastic wrap for storage in your refrigerator.
Cooking time varies by machine.
This bread is great as is, with butter, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Meal type: dessert
If you haven’t already seen it, I have a post that shows how to slice bread. This is one of the tricks I have recently learned in my quest to learn how to cook better. Be sure to watch the video so you don’t struggle with cutting your own homemade bread.