Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

How is it that bananas can be a tiny bit green when you buy them and within a matter of a day become over ripe with dark spots?  The other day I had a bunch of almost too green to eat bananas and the next time I looked at them they were overripe?  Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

That’s exactly where banana bread comes in.  It’s the perfect way to get those bananas eaten that normally my family would not touch.  I hate seeing food go to waste so I either make this delicious breakfast treat or I freeze the skinned bananas for smoothies.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This time I added heavenly delicious chocolate chips to my batter and oh what a delight it was!  I don’t know why I haven’t done that sooner.  The semi-sweet chocolate chips added the perfect amount of sweetness.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I line my loaf pan with parchment paper so it is easy to remove from the loaf pan.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I know it’s tempting to slice the banana bread before it’s completely cool, but don’t do it!  Have patients and then enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups mashed over ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (spooned in to measuring cup and leveled off)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Using a hand held or stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  5. Mix in the eggs one at a time making sure the first egg is totally incorporated before add the second egg. Beat in the sour cream, vanilla and the mashed bananas.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients just until fully combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Gently stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  8. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle a few chocolate chips on the top.
  9. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Tent with foil to prevent over browning.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan.


Until Next Time…


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