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Sliced banana bread with butter knife on grey napkin.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda


This easy Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda makes a delicious breakfast snack  any time of day! This recipe uses simple ingredients and requires no fancy equipment.


1 cup mashed bananas

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup sour cream

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon. plus one teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan. Alternatively, you can use a cooking spray or line the loaf pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Peel and mash bananas with a fork. The best way to do this is to place them on a flat dinner plate. This is much easier than trying to mash them in a bowl.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil, sugar and bananas.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Stir well to combine.
  5. Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. If you're adding nuts, you can sprinkle a few on top of the bread before baking.
  7. Bake banana bread in 325 degrees f oven for 50 to 60 minutes
  8. Use a cake tester to check for doneness by inserting it into the middle and ensuring that no batter is on the tester.
  9. Cool on wire cooling rack. If you do not have a wire cooling rack, you can turn a baking sheet upside down and set the loaf pan on it. Cool for at least 10 minutes, then carefully remove from pan.
  10. Invert to remove from the loaf pan. Slice and serve.


  1. Storage instructions: You can wrap the whole loaf or slice and wrap pieces individually. Wrap in plastic wrap or store in airtight container for four to five days at room temperature.
  2. Wrap in plastic wrap, then wrap in aluminum foil for added protection in the freezer. You can also use a freezer- safe ziplock bag or airtight container.
  3. Variations: Banana Nut Bread - stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds into the batter before baking. You can also sprinkle a few on top before baking.
  4. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - stir one cup of chocolate chips into the batter before turning it into the loaf ban.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 249
  • Sugar: 22.8 g
  • Sodium: 140.6 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.2 mg

Keywords: Banana Bread Without Baking Soda, Breakfast, Snack