Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Banana-chocolate chip bread

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees;. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate.
  2. 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 chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  3. 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.


La Yen said...

This is the same recipe that I use--and if you want to vary it a little bit, substitute flavored yogurt for the sour cream. I like to use a container of peach or lemon. It makes a nice little hint of flavor surprise!

nie nie said...

GREAT IDEA! I have tried the yogurt thing too, and forgot about that. thanks for bringing that back!

Stephanie said...

oh my goodness. My family loves this recipe! They don't even realize that I used whole wheat flour. I can't believe how light and moist this bread is. We are not vegetarians . I am trying some of your recipes . So far I am two for two in love loving them.

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Sarah said...

So good!!!! I just finished the loaf myself....I am only admitting that to you, of course! This could be called 'better than chocolate cake bread'! And I am serious about my chocolate cake. Thank you for adding such a special recipe to my life!

Erika Sullivan said...

I tried this too, and YUM! So good, and a great variation on your normal banana bread!