Janet's Famous Banana Nut Bread


I found Janet's banana bread in the back of my mom's recipe box when I was trying to find something to bake. I loved it, and so did my mom. The nuts are optional. I hope you enjoy it.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
2 8x4-inch loaves


  • 3 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans.

  2. Beat together sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in banana and sour cream.

  3. Combine flour, pecans, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a separate bowl; add to banana mixture, mixing until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Remove loaves from the pans and place on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cold.


You can use chopped walnuts instead of pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 159mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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