Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
This recipe comes from a website called savorysweetlife. This site is filled with marvelous and delicious fare that honestly makes my mouth water every time I look at it. It is a great reference and I have several go-to-recipes that came from this site.
SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD
Adapted from savorysweetlife.com
1 stick of salted butter, softened to room temp.
1/2 cup sugar
2 large ripened bananas mashed ( or 2.5 small bananas)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbl. dutch process cocoa powder
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 cup of mini chocolate chips (regular chocolate chips work too)
*optional 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan and coat with flour, or 2 mini pans with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until well blended. Add baking soda, cocoa, and flour. Mix everything until well incorporated (about 3 minutes in a Kitchenaid mixer). Add chocolate chips and nuts (if applicable).
Pour batter into loaf pan(s) and bake for 50 minutes – 1 hr. Insert a tooth pick into the center of the loaf and check to see if it comes out clean when you pull it out. For small loaves, it is about 40 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow bread to rest in the loaf pan for 10 minutes. Invert the loaf pans onto a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or cold.