Mathieu Darche’s Banana and Chocolate Bread
Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
55 MIN
Output
3 loaves

Mathieu Darche’s Banana and Chocolate Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking soda
  • 1 cup (250 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (500 ml) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork (625 ml / 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Line three 23 x 13-cm (9 x 5-inch) loaf pans with parchment paper, letting it hang over two sides. Butter the other two sides.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. On low speed, add the bananas and dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream.
  4. Spread half the batter into the loaf pans. Sprinkle with half the brown sugar and chocolate chips. Cover with the remaining batter and top with the remaining brown sugar and chocolate chips. Bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the bread comes out clean, but slightly topped with melted chocolate.