Saturday, May 15, 2010

Beatty Zimmerman's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Bob Dylan's 69th birthday is coming up soon so I decided to make his mother's banana bread in honor of his b-day. My husband thinks I'm crazy but Bob is an important figure in my life and has changed my life in so many ways. So in Honor of Bob... Here is his mother, Beatty Zimmerman's, recipe

Not only is this recipe from Dylan's mother but it is incredibly moist, not too sweet, and super delish too :)

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips (or up to 12 ounces, if desired) I used 12 ounces because there is no such thing as too much chocolate :)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the sour cream and ripe bananas; mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the sour cream mixture, then fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the batter between two greased (8x3-inch) loaf pans.

Bake for about 50 minutes. Turn the loaves out on to cooling rack or aluminum foil as soon as they're done and enjoy!

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