Ultimate Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips


A few months ago I made a Tuesdays with Dorie Banana Bread, while it was very good, it was not as good as my friend Evelyn’s banana bread.  I have received a few requests for this recipe so I decided now was the time to share the secret!  The addition of cream cheese and sour cream make this bread ultra moist.  The chocolate chips, well, you just cannot go wrong with chocolate!    This bread makes a wonderful weekend breakfast when served with coffee and fruit.  As well it is great as a light dessert or snack.

Recipe: Ultimate Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup butter

3 oz. cream cheese

1 cup brown sugar

2 ripe bananas

1 egg

1/4 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips (I like to use bittersweet chocolate chips if you can find them)

Heat oven to 350.  Lightly grease a loaf pan and dust with flour.

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the bananas, egg and sour cream and mix until smooth.  Add dry ingredients.  Stir in chips.  Pour into prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 60 – 75  minutes, until golden and not doughy in the middle.


  1. Oh this looks so luscious. I am making it tomorrow and when it first comes out of the oven I’m smearing the first slice with the last bit of my Nutella. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Stephanie says:

    Yummy. I’m not a huge fan of chocolate for Breakfast so I think I’ll substitute raisins for the chocolate chips. Looks delicious!

  3. This bread looks nice and rich!

  4. I’ll take a slice of that after a small bowl of your stew, please. :)

  5. Banana bread can do no wrong. Especially when it has chocolate in it.

  6. This is one of my favorite snacks since childhood (perfect with Nutella!)…and I have yet to tire of it! Thanks for sharing your friend’s recipe…I have tons of banana bread recipes but I’m always looking for more :)

  7. What a beautiful bread! I love the rustic-looking crust.

  8. Detox Diet Recipes says:

    oh i love to eat bananas raw. i also love foods and recipes with banana in it. they taste very very good

  9. Atkins Diet Recipes says:

    I like your recipes.

  10. Jaimie says:

    I just baked this banana bread. I fell across the recipe quite by accident when searching different recipe sites (foodgawker). At random I chose this one…and SOOOO glad I did. This banana bread lives up to its name; it is the BEST banana bread i’ve EVER tasted; sorry mom!! :) Bake some..NOW!


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