Chocolate Chip and Sour Cream Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip and Sour Cream Banana Bread

My freezer was filling up with over ripe bananas that needed to be used. Since I really enjoyed that banana bread that I had made a while ago I though I would make another one. This time instead of making a plain banana bread I though I would make it a bit more exciting. I decided to add chocolate chips, walnuts, sour cream and some cinnamon. One of the reasons that I like banana bread so much is that I really enjoy the aroma of baking bananas. The cinnamon in this banana bread made the aroma even better. This banana bread turned out really good. I had a slice while it was still warm from the oven and the chocolate chips were still slightly melted and it was really good. I ate the banana bread for breakfasts during the week. I placed some of the banana bread in the fridge so that it would still be good by the end of the week. One morning I did not heat the chilled banana bread up and I found that I liked the texture of the solid chocolate in the banana bread. The chilled solid chocolate chips made you chew more to find all of them and thus you enjoyed the flavour of the bread longer.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup sour cream
3 overripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)

1. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
2. Cream the butter and brown sugar in another bowl.
3. Stir the eggs, sour cream and banana into the butter and sugar.
4. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
6. Pour the batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
7. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a tooth pick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 60-70 minutes.

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Gloria said...

Kevin, you really will kill me!!! nice, nice banana Bread,Gloria

Wandering Chopsticks said...

We must be on the same wavelength. I recently made banana bread too. :)

Psychgrad said...

Looks good Kevin. I almost smelt the banana and cinnamon while reading your post.

Sylvie said...

I've got plenty of ripe bananas too. Maybe it's time to make banana bread. I like the idea of adding cinnamon, one thing I have never tried when making banana bread.

Peter M said...

I'm with Sylvie, I like your use of cinnamon.

giz said...

Don't you love how forgiving bananas are - you can add just about anything to them and they always turn out great. The banana bread looks killer. It's fun to make them in the little mini loaves too - perfect for taking to work for lunch.

diva said...

my mum loves banana bread & i make it a lot for the family. they don't particularly fancy the idea of chocolate in banana however. But i must agree, it's one of the best combos ever. love your blog, am linking you if you don't mind! x

Daziano said...

Banana bread is so good. I never tasted before coming here! So, many thanks for the recipe!

Vicarious Foodie said...

Chocolate chips and sour cream--yum! If there's a way to put those two together, I'll take it.

Kitt said...

Looks delicious! I loves me some banana bread.

Thanks for visiting my blog, so I could find yours (and subscribe). You take lovely photos, and I like the consistency of the presentation. Looks very professional. And tasty!

RecipeGirl said...

I love cinnamon in banana bread, but I don't know if I've ever used sour cream before. That must make it extra moist! I can always use another recipe for banana bread. Yummy.

Elle said...

Kevin! That looks so good! I'd love that with my coffee in the morning, and with milk in the afternoon, and with I don't know what in the evening, but I'd figure it out.

If I can get my kids to leave some bananas long enough to get them over ripe, I'm making this!

Allen said...

This turned out so well! I have an aging banana or two that I need to do something with, and I already have some in the freezer too. I started using sour cream in my cakes and it's fantastic. I'll have to give this recipe a try -- thanks!

Leah Greenstein said...

That sounds fabulous; I can't wait to try the recipe!

Gretchen Noelle said...

I always love banana bread recipes since I always seem to have bananas to use up! Love the chocolate chips & walnuts in this!

Bellini Valli said...

I can't kep up with you this weekend Kevin...another beautiful loaf:D

Anna said...

Hey Kevin I made this bread today I added macadamia nuts, and nutmeg. subbed honey for sugar and it turned out delicious! Thanks I have so many plans with this recipe my next I blueberry bread!

Jaime said...

what a beautiful loaf of banana bread! :)

Kevin said...

I like the sound of the macadamia nuts and the honey. I blueberry quick bread also sounds good. I will have to remember that when blueberries are in season.

Antonia said...

Great-looking banana bread! I made banana bread this weekend too - I added sultanas soaked in rum and some preserved ginger chopped up very small to mine and was really pleased with the results. Like you, I just love the smell of baking bananas. Didn't know you could freeze bananas - thanks for the tip!

eatme_delicious said...

What a beautiful loaf! I like putting walnuts in my banana bread. And up until recently I never put chocolate chips in because I was trying to believe that banana bread was healthy and chocolate chips would shatter that!

thislittlepiggy said...

How delicious! Banana bread has got to be one of the best things ever...(my guilty snack is making peanut butter sandwiches with them, sooo good.) Wonderful blog! :)

Devon said...

Stumbled across this blog after googling/looking for a good banana bread recipe. Consider me a follower. :) Only disappointment is that I forgot to add the cinnamon the first time around, as it is listed in the ingredients, but not in the steps. It was still amazing though!

Stranger Girl said...

What a great recipe! I had to use 2.5 tsp of baking powder, 3/4 c white sugar instead of the original. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla and omitted the nuts. It turned out so beautifully!

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