Chocolate-Chip Banana Loaves

Chocolate-Chip Banana Loaves
Servings: 24 Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each) Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana (4 large)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 14 tablespoons (1-3/4 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
Toppings:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

3. Blend banana, sour cream and vanilla in medium-size bowl.

4. Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Divide batter between pans.

5. Bake in 350 degree F oven 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers tests clean. Let loaves cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Turn loaves out onto racks; let cool completely.

Toppings:

6. Melt butter in milk in saucepan. Pour into bowl. Gradually whisk in sugar until good drizzling consistency; add a little more milk if needed. Drizzle half over each loaf. Sprinkle nuts over each. Spoon melted chocolate in small plastic food-storage bag; snip corner. Pipe over loaves. Wrap tightly in plastic. Store at room temperature up to 2 days, refrigerate 3 to 4 days, or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 24; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 386, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 58, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 52, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 125, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.