|Super Moist Banana Bread|
Blogging Marathon #20
Theme: Anniversary Special - Kid's Delight
A few weeks ago I spent a weekend at my friend's home. I got the usual request from her son..
"Auntie Mireille, what are you going to make for us this time?"
Me, feigning ignorance "What do you mean?"
"Well, Mommy says you're a chef. So you have to make something while you're visiting."
"I know Mommy tells you that, but does that mean I have to make something every time I visit?"
"Well, if I must. I did happen to notice some overripe bananas on the counter. Would you like some banana bread?"
Now, the conversation became interesting to his 3 1/2 year old sister "Only if it has chocolate chips. I want chocolate chips in it!"
I personally think my friend bribe's her kids to flatter me, so that I can do the work of baking for her. She is not one who likes to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
After a visit to Trader Joe's for the chocolate chips and the All Recipes application on my cellphone for inspiration, this recipe was born. My friend's husband is Russian so there is always a huge tub of sour cream in her refrigerator as they eat sour cream with EVERYTHING!!! Sour cream in this recipe was amazing, combined with the chocolate chips that melt into the bread. The bread is so rich and moist. I guarantee this is the moistest banana bread you will ever have!!!
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (adapted from here)(click here for printable recipe)
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
3 bananas, mashed
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan. (my friend's loaf pan was a little small, so I also made 4 muffins with the extra batter.)
In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
In a seperate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Add to the wet mixture in two batches, mixing well after each addition.
Add sour cream and bananas and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared loaf pan, about 3/4 full. If you have extra batter, as I did pour into greased muffin cups.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The muffin cups will take about 40 minutes.
When you test it, the knife or toothpick will not come out clean, due to the chocolate chips that will have melted at this point. As long as you don't have any of the lighter colored batter coming out on the toothpick, you know it is done.
Guaranteed kid pleaser!!!
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