Janet’s Rich Banana Bread

This moist banana bread is the best I’ve ever tasted. It’s also very easy to make!

Looking for a moist banana bread recipe that never fails? Your friends and family will ask for this never-dry banana bread again and again.

How to Make Moist Banana Bread

You’ll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let’s go over the basics:

Moist Banana Bread Ingredients

To make this perfectly moist banana bread, you’ll need the following ingredients that you may already have on hand: sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, sour cream, walnuts (optional), sour cream, and sour cream.

What Makes This Banana Bread Moist?

The secret to this melt-in-your-mouth banana bread? Sour cream. The eggs and butter (and the bananas themselves) lend moisture, but the rich and tangy sour cream takes the texture over the top.

How to Make Moist Banana Bread At Home

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you made this homemade moist banana bread recipe:

Make the batter, transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan, and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean.

Related: With more than 10,000 ratings, Janet’s Rich Banana Bread is one of our most popular banana bread recipes of all time — learn more: I Tried Our 5 Most Popular Banana Bread Recipes and There Was One Clear Winner.


close up of sliced Janet's rich banana bread with walnuts

How to Store Moist Banana Bread

It’s important to store your leftover banana bread properly to ensure it stays moist. Here’s how:

Place a paper towel at the bottom of an airtight container or in a zip-top bag. Place the cooled banana bread loaf on top of it, then cover the loaf with another paper towel. Seal the container tightly and store it at room temperature for about four days. You can freeze the banana bread for two to four months.

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