Sour Cream and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I’ve baked this banana bread a zillion times over the years and it always turns out perfect. It’s delicious with or without nuts and with or without chocolate chips. I like to top a slice with butter and nuke it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. My mouth is watering!

Sour Cream and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very ripe mashed bananas (about two bananas)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease one large loaf pan.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients, then bananas, nuts, chocolate chips, and sour cream.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean)

Let it rest in the pan until cool enough to touch. Then remove it from the pan and enjoy.
xoxo Sally

*This recipe was originally published on by Charishma Ramchandani