March 16, 2014

chocolate chip banana bread


Banana bread is the comfort food of sweets.  I absolutely love banana bread.  I made one variety that is really tasty and healthier here.  But this recipe is a little more decadent, involving butter, sugar and chocolate chips.  So if you're up for splurging a little on your banana bread, this is a good recipe to try out.





Here's the recipe!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
adapted from Martha Stewart

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
2 tablespoons sour cream or yoghurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces chocolate chips

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
2) In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down bowl as needed.
3) Beat in bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture and chocolate on medium. Pour batter into pan. Bake until a skewer inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
4) Let bread cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk!  Mmm, mmm, good.