Decadent “Oh My Goodness” Banana and Dark Chocolate Bread

I use the word “bread” loosely when talking about this rich, chocolatey bread filled with banana goodness. It hardly needs no backstory other than chocolate makes everything better.

To make one loaf, you’ll need:

2 medium-sized very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients (bananas, sour cream, vanilla, and oil) and mix with whisk or hand mixer until smooth. (As you can see from this photo, we were quadrupling this recipe. My dad loves this stuff!)

Then, except for the chocolate chips, add the dry ingredients. Mix again until fully incorporated. Finally, add the chocolate chips. Mix these in with a spatula as they seem to get stuck in the whisk or beaters and it drives me bananas. (Ooooh, that was bad.)

Put the batter in a greased 9″x5″ loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

I love to grill a nice, fat slice of this bread in a skillet with a bit of salted butter. The caramelization and bit of salt really rock the party!


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