Monday, October 6, 2014

The Banana-iest Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

We love banana bread in our house. Especially if it's loaded with not just chocolate chips but chocolate chunks!  Throw out any banana bread recipes you've had before because this will be your new favourite.  Trust me.  


1/4 cup butter, unsalted
2 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup chocolate chucks
1 tbsp vanilla extract
6 med/large ripe bananas, mashed (I filled my 2 cup Pyrex measure right to the top)
1 package instant vanilla pudding (no cook)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch salt

1. Preheat over to 350*F. Grease and flour 2 4 x 6 loaf pans or one 5 x 9 pan (you may need a small loaf pan or use a muffin pan for any extra batter if you use the 5 x 9 pan).
2. Melt the butter and let cool.
3. Whisk the eggs, sugars, sour cream, vanilla into the cooled butter.
4. Stir in bananas.
5. Add the dry pudding mix, flour, baking soda, salt and fold in with a spatula.  Be careful not to over mix.
6. Lightly fold in the chocolate chucks.
7. Bake for 60 - 75 minutes.  Set your timer for 60 minutes and check it.  It's done when the top is domed, golden and a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean or with a few light crumbs.  If after 60 minutes you need more time add 5 minutes at a time until done.  
8. Let cool in the pans for about 20 mins and then turn out on wire racks to cool completely.

Stay Sweet!