Rich and Moist: Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

by Alice Currah on June 18, 2009. Updated January 4, 2012

Finally, 3 overly ripe bananas managed to remain in my fruit basket without my husband throwing them out into the compost. You see, he doesn’t understand that those blackish-brown bananas are the star ingredient to super yummy banana bread. Typically, he will throw them out before I even get an opportunity to make anything out of them. He finds them disgusting. Not this time! These bananas were hiding under a bag of pretzels, yeah for me! So this afternoon I thought I would make banana bread with these bad boys. Not just any banana bread either. Sour cream chocolate chocolate chip banana bread! Are you feeling me? Can I get an Amen!?

After pulling the loaves out of the oven, my kids and I devoured one within 5 minutes. This is probably the best banana bread I have ever had. I even tweaked my own recipe and it turned out amazing. I’ll take a slice of this bread over cake any day!


Because I used mini chocolate chips, you could see and taste little bits of melted chocolate in each bite. And the banana bread was incredibly rich and moist. Like the weirdo I am, I felt compelled to put a pat of butter on each slice (yes I ate 3 slices), not that it needed it. I’m a butter addict, what can I say?


I’m pretty sure you’re not interested in my butter addiction so here you go, the recipe for this yummy chocolate banana bread. Enjoy





Rich and Moist: Sour Cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Recipe type: Sweet Bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 loaf
A rich and moist chocolate banana bread made with sour cream and chocolate chips.
  • 1 stick of salted butter, softened to room temp.
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large ripened bananas mashed ( or 2.5 small bananas)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbl. cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips (regular chocolate chips work too)
  • optional ½ cup of chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan, or 2 mini pans with non-stick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Stir in egg, mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add baking soda, cocoa, and flour.
  5. Mix everything until well incorporated (about 3 minutes in a Kitchenaid mixer).
  6. Add chocolate chips and nuts (if applicable).
  7. Pour batter into loaf pan(s) and bake for 50 minutes – 1 hr.
  8. Insert a tooth pick into the center of the loaf and check to see if it comes out clean when you pull it out.
  9. Remove from heat and allow bread to rest in the loaf pan for 10 minutes.
  10. Invert the loaf pans onto a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or cold.
Share Button
About these ads

{ 116 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle April 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Time to make some more… and boy did I panic when I couldn’t find the recipe. That’s the one good thing about internet, I kept searching key words till I found it again. YEAH! Time to write it down this time and keep it! Thanks again….


VIolette Perras May 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I used raisin seed oil, substituted sugar for agave sirup, added 3/4 cup of all brand, and this is going to be a classic for me from now on.


Jen May 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I loved this recipe! My substitute was vanilla Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and husband didn’t want double chocolate so I left out the cocoa. Family classic definitely

Reply August 2, 2013 at 6:03 am

Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!


Claudia December 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I am going to make this for Christmas. Is the first Christmas for my boyfriend and I in our apartment, so I want to make something good, but something I can put together without messing it up ( new at cooking and baking department) ! You got me when you said you and your kids devoured one immediately after it was out of the oven! I think that is so sweet! I can’t wait to bake this banana extra chocolate bread!


lillian walsh February 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Baking powder is mentioned in the ingediants but not in the recipe


Fardusa May 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I am making these for my little ones. Can’t wait to see how it comes out!
Thank you for sharing this recipe :)


Leave a Comment

Anti-Spam Quiz:

{ 24 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: