Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

What do you do when you have two week old bananas in your kitchen? Make banana bread of course!

This is our favourite recipe for Banana Bread. We got it from our Newlywed Kitchen Cookbook.

In this recipe, we used a special ingredient, which renders many baked goods incomparably moist!

{Sour Cream – mmm… mmm… good}

{It was quick and easy to prepare}

{Be sure to put a little extra for nibbling after you’ve put into the mixture – hehe}

{I bought this cute mini rectangular muffin pan especially for my banana bread baking. I also made the brown paper holder myself. Will be sure to share, how to, in another post}

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

What you need:

2 c. flour

¾ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

¾ c. light brown sugar

¾ c. granulated sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ c. (about three large) mashed overripe bananas

1 c. full-fat sour cream

2 large eggs

½ c. chopped walnuts

½ c. semisweet chocolate chips

How to make: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9-by-5 loaf pan with parchment paper cut to fit the bottom of the pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar for 3 to 4 minutes, until the butter mixture becomes light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, bananas, sour cream and eggs.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, then stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaf cool for 10 minutes in the pan before carefully turning it out onto a wire rack, discarding the parchment paper. When baking in muffin tins,  just pour mixture into muffin holders and bake for 30 – 40 mins or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

{Bon Appétit}


8 thoughts on “Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

  1. I’ll definitely try this recipe. You’re doing a great thing with these blogs and I even love you’re photography. You’re really good. Keep up the work and God bless you and your hubby!

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