Bundt Pan Sour Cream Banana Bread

by Crystal | Beat Bake Eat

Can you make banana bread in a bundt pan? Yes! And it’s a lot easier than you think. All you need are 4 bananas, sour cream, butter and oil, milk, and a few other basic baking ingredients. This one bowl recipe is simple and straightforward and turns out delicious every time! Read on to find out how to make bundt pan sour cream banana bread.

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Banana Bread in a Bundt Pan

If you didn’t know this already, you can use a bundt pan for banana bread!

I think that this idea is brilliant. I love how it looks like a cake simply by putting it into a different pan. It’s different than the loaves that I’m used to seeing, but different in a good way.

What size bundt pan do I need?

You’ll need a 9 inch or 10 inch bundt pan or in other words, a 10 cup or 12 cup bundt pan.

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Banana Bread Recipe with 4 Bananas

You’ll need 4 bananas for this recipe and any size will do.

I’ve made this recipe once with average-sized bananas and a second time with large ones and both times the bread came out fabulous. The only difference is that the larger the bananas are, the longer you have to bake the bread and the moister it is as well.

Sour Cream Banana Bread

There’s just a little sour cream in this recipe for richness and flavor. It may not be much but it’s definitely enough!

Can I substitute the sour cream?

You can replace the sour cream with greek yogurt.

Why both butter and oil?

Using only butter would yield a drier bread and using only oil would make the bread much too oily. Together they yield a bread that is flavorful, soft, moist, and tender.

Why both white and brown sugar? Can I use only white?

The brown sugar is for extra flavor but you can definitely use just the white sugar if that’s all you have on hand.

Why so much salt?

The salt is for flavor!

One loaf of banana bread usually contains ½ teaspoon of salt and since the batter for this recipe is enough for 2 loaves, there’s double the amount.

Why 4 eggs?

Not only are the eggs in this recipe responsible for binding all of the ingredients together, they also provide much needed moisture! Even omitting just one egg would make a big difference.

Why use a “very large mixing bowl”?

This recipe produces a high quantity of batter; therefore you’ll need a very large bowl to mix everything in.

Just to give you a rough idea of how much batter there is, it’s enough for 2 loaves of banana bread or 24 muffins. Yeah, it’s a lot! So I recommend using the largest bowl you have.

Why is the baking temperature 325°F?

You’ll notice that the baking temperature for this banana bread is lower than average simply because there is a lot of batter and baking it at this specific temperature allows the inside and outside to bake at the same rate.

Baking it at 350°F would most likely cause the outside to burn while leaving the inside raw and you definitely don’t want that!

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How to remove the Banana Bread from the Bundt Pan

Place a plate or wire rack upside down on top of the pan. Place one hand on the plate then carefully slide the other hand under the bundt pan and flip it.

If you hear a quiet thud, it means that the bread has fallen out. If you don’t, give the pan a few light taps until it does, then slowly lift the pan up off the bread.

The only way to ensure that the bread doesn’t stick to the pan is to grease it very well!

The bread in these pictures ended up getting stuck and didn’t seem to want to come out. It had a huge crack but it was still eaten nonetheless.

Add-ins & Decorative Options

Feel free to add chocolate chips, blueberries, or nuts to your bundt pan banana bread.

I chose to leave the top of mine plain but to make it extra special you can dust yours with powdered sugar or drizzle it with chocolate sauce or melted caramel.

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Despite the amount of ingredients in this recipe, it’s actually easy to make. The instructions are straightforward, it only takes about 15 minutes to mix everything together, and you only have to dirty one bowl.

If you make this bundt pan sour cream banana bread leave a comment below to let me know how it turned out! I love reading your comments.

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Bundt Pan Sour Cream Banana Bread

Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Can you make banana bread in a bundt pan? Yes! And it's a lot easier than you think. All you need are 4 bananas, sour cream, butter and oil, milk, and a few other basic baking ingredients. This one bowl recipe is simple and straightforward and turns out delicious every time!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 24 Servings
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Spray a 10 or 12 cup (9 or 10 inch) bundt pan generously with cooking spray or grease well with oil. Set aside.
  • In a very large bowl combine the butter, bananas, and sour cream.
  • Add both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and mix well.
  • Beat in the oil and eggs.
  • Stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and gently mix until fully incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Pour batter into greased bundt pan.
  • Bake for 55 – 60 minutes until toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 20 minutes then invert onto a plate or wire rack and remove to cool completely before slicing.

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88 comments

Tom F. December 20, 2021 - 11:08 am

Added chocolate chips, and the only had Mexican vanilla and 4 medium bananas but wasn’t bananany enough. Maybe if my fault would rate a ***** stars. Used Kerry Gold Irish butter as I was out of salted stick type. Still searching for a top notch winner. How would I do in my new air fryer Samsung electric? Tom F. in Marietta, GA.

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Beat Bake Eat December 22, 2021 - 2:18 pm

Try 4 large ones next time! For unsalted butter all you need to do is add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. It’s not best to use spreadable butter in baking recipes because it either has less fat and more water or is mixed with oils. Hmm, I’ve never baked in an air fryer so I have no idea.

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Anonymous December 29, 2021 - 5:37 pm

Can’t find degrees?? Should I use the banana bread recipe degrees 325

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Beat Bake Eat December 29, 2021 - 8:33 pm

“1. Preheat oven to 325°F.”

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Karh52 January 13, 2022 - 10:51 am

Definitely my favorite banana bread recipe. My husband loves it. I added pecans. Soooo yummy 😋

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Beat Bake Eat January 13, 2022 - 12:11 pm

Really? That’s so great to hear! I’m glad you both love it. Can’t go wrong with pecans in banana bread. Thanks so much for the 5-star review!

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Amanda January 25, 2022 - 2:08 pm

Hello,
I recently found this recipe and it’s amazing. I looked thru comments to see if anyone has asked about making muffins instead of Bundt cake. Would the temperature or time adjust? In your experience, what would it be? I hope you receive this message and that all is well with you. Thanks!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat January 25, 2022 - 6:43 pm

Thank you! Personally, I would adjust the temperature to 350F, check the muffins after 18 minutes, and go from there. I hope you’re doing good as well. I’d love to know how the muffins turn out. Shoot me a message after?

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Eve February 1, 2022 - 1:22 pm

Hi. I am going to make this recipe today. I want to make it as muffins. I only have a jumbo muffin pan (6 muffins) I know I’ll have to make at least 2 batches. My question is the temperature. Should I bake them at 350 degrees instead of 325? Thanks in advance. Eve

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat February 1, 2022 - 6:25 pm

Yes, baking them at 350F should be just fine. That’s what I would do!

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Vicki Dixon February 9, 2022 - 4:38 pm

My favorite way to make sure Bundt cakes drop out of the pan is after spraying well with non stick spray, take about 1/2 cup sugar (coarse organic sugar is even better) and coat the pan until all the sugar is stuck to the pan. Tastes great and the cake will drop out.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat February 10, 2022 - 1:01 pm

I’ve heard of this method before but never actually tried it myself. I’ll try it one of these days. The crust probably tastes amazing when you do this. Thanks for the 5 stars!

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Meg April 24, 2022 - 8:03 pm

Hi Crystal; after reading all the great reviews , I plan on trying your recipe. I noticed that you added the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon at step 4 with the sugar instead of mixing them in with the flour. Am I reading that correctly?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat April 25, 2022 - 2:43 pm

Yes, that is correct! This method is what makes this a successful one-bowl recipe. Enjoy!

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Meg April 26, 2022 - 11:17 pm

Thank you.

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Anonymous May 21, 2022 - 8:41 am

Great recipe! I did add walnuts and chocolate chips and my family loved it. I had enough batter to make a small loaf too! Will definitely make it again ❤️

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