Banana bread is one of those delightful desserts-in-disguise-as-breakfast that you can find at just about any grocery store or bakery. But finding a freshly baked piece with the right texture and flavor is a whole different ball game ... I only recently realized this after having insanely awesome banana bread a couple of times on my honeymoon in Hawaii and coming home wanting to procure myself something that resembled what we enjoyed in Maui. Thankfully, the closest thing to Hawaii is ... in my kitchen! Banana bread is a piece of cake (kinda, right?) to DIY! Love it. Love it even more with chocolate chunks. Oh yes.
Check out this simple, delightful recipe ...
Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread from BakeorBreak.com
- 1 & 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 & 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 & 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 3-4 bananas)
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°. Generously grease a 9"x 5" loaf pan.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla, and continue beating until combined.
Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in chocolate.
Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Then transfer bread to wire rack to cool completely.