Saturday, June 17, 2006

Chocolatey-Chocolatey Banana Bread


1.5 c. 2.5 large ripe banana, mashed
½ c. Sour cream, fat free
¼ c. Margarine
¾ c. Brown sugar (do not pack down)
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 c. All purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Salt
1 c. Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease one 9x5x3 inch pan loaf pans. Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture to prevent sticking to pan.

Combine banana and sour cream. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until evenly blend. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then stir in the vanilla and the banana mixture.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into the banana mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread the batter evenly into the greased pans. Bake for 62 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

[Prep Time 15 min; Cook time 50-65 min]


My comments:

This is probably the best banana bread I've ever had!! It was sooooo good! It was so soft, so moist and the banana flavour was totally awesome. Since I had extra banana I had to get rid of, I made Honey Banana Bread using the above recipe but with the following modifications:

  • Omit the chocolate chips
  • Replace the brown sugar with 1 cup of honey

This is a delicious recipe and very healthy. It's not as sweet as the chocolate chip one but it was just as soft and moist, with a hint of honey flavour.

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