GenUwin-Health-Recipe_Banana-BreadBanana Bread

Quick & Healthy Dessert or Snack 

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (4-5)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tablespoons Chia Seeds


  • Pre-heat oven to 350˚F
  • Butter or non-stick spray a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan or miniature Bundt pan for shorter bake time; set aside
  • In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, and beat in thoroughly
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined
  • Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine
  • Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan
  • Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool