There are so many different takes on banana bread. Some opt for walnuts, but I prefer chocolate chips. A common version includes sliced bananas, but I think it's best when they are completely mashed and incorporated in the bread.

Several recipes call for melted butter, but creaming the butter and sugar together gives it a much fluffier and rich texture. As I'm sure you're wondering, what makes this banana bread exceptionally moist is sour cream.

Bet you haven't seen that one before, huh? It does a phenomenal job making the bread rich and keeping it moist, and no one will even know that it's in there. 

Super Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 15 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Medium


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9x5" in loaf pan.

  • Step 2

    In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with a handheld mixer until pale and fluffy.

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  • Step 3

    Add in the eggs and vanilla until combined.

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  • Step 4

    Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, sour cream, and mushed bananas. Mix until smooth.

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  • Step 5

    Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly incorporated, then pour mixture into greased pan.

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  • Step 6

    Bake at 350˚F for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.

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  • Step 7

    Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to eat.

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Now that you're all done, you are ready to cut yourself a piece. Try making this recipe for a holiday dessert, or even for a gathering of friends or family. You can always substitute the chocolate chips for other add-ins like nuts or seeds, but who doesn't love chocolate? Whatever you decide to toss in, I guarantee the bread will be devoured in a flash.