This is one of my 'go-to' recipes that I know my kids will love. "Cub's" best friend actually asked for this recipe when I gave it to them as a snack during a playdate so that his mom could make it for him at home (needless to say I gave him the recipe and an extra slice for such a sweet compliment!).
This bread makes 2 loaves and is awesome for freezing so you can eat one and save one for later.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened (see Tip)
2 cups white sugar
6 bananas, ripe and mashed
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup sour cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease TWO 9"x5" loaf pans.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in bananas and vanilla.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cocoa; mix well. Add banana mixture to flour mixture and mix until just blended. Stir in sour cream and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of each loaf comes out clean.
Tip: You can cut the amount of margarine/butter in half. Use 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce as well as 1/2 cup of butter/margarine. You still need the fat in baked goods but you can usually cut the fat in half by using applesauce while still maintaining moistness.