Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

What can I say about banana bread besides it's a great way of getting your kids to eat their fruits. Another great thing about making banana bread is you are able to use up your over ripe bananas and not waste food. Let's face it, no one wants to eat the brown banana, we all want the nicely ripe yellow one, that doesn't look like it's been to battle.

I've tried a few recipes for banana bread and this seems like the only one that cooks well without coming out dry. Something else that I liked about this recipe is that fact that it doesn't come out dense like other recipes that I've tried over the years. This bread actually comes out nice and fluffy which is always a plus in our house.

Another bonus, it's such a basic recipe and it's so very tasty. I recommend this recipe to anyone that wants something quick in the morning. This is one of those recipes that even kids love, Jonathan enjoys having this for breakfast along with his morning glass of milk. I hope you all enjoy this as much and my family has.

Happy baking!

Source: Inspired by Emeril


8 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease a 9 1/4 by 5 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan with 1 teaspoon of the butter.

Puree the bananas, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a food processor.

Sift flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fixed with a whisk attachment.

Add the remaining butter and mix on medium-low speed until blended.

Add the banana mixture in 3 batches, scraping the sides of the bowl and mixing on medium speed between each addition.

Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

Pour into the loaf pan and bake until lightly browned and bread bounces back to the touch. This will take about and 1hour to an 1 and 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely.

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