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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.

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