Friday, April 2, 2010

•BEST EVER Banana Bread•

For my sister's wedding we bought banana's to dip in the chocolate fountain and my mom bought WAY too many.  So she gave us a big bunch of them, which I added to our already overflowing basket of banana's at home!!  They slowly started turing very ripe and my kids don't like them unless they are "fresh!"  Well I had to do something with them and what better thing to bake than a batch of banana bread AND banana chocolate chip muffins - YUM!!  My SIL Jodie (from her SIL Katie) gave me this recipe and it's the best I have ever had!  Plus it calls for ALOT of bananas and makes plently...which is a good thing because we have been devouring them!!

BEST EVER Banana Bread and Muffins --
1 c. Butter
3 c. Sugar
6 Eggs
3 c. Sour Cream
4 tsp. Soda
2 tsp. Vanilla
4-5 Mashed Bananas
1 tsp. Salt
5 c. Flour
1 pkg Chocolate Chips (optional)**

Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs.  Mix together in a seperate bowl the sour cream and soda, let stand until foamy.  Combine and add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Place in 4 greased and floured 9x5 in. bread pans.  Bake 350* for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Low fat varieties of sour cream and butter works well.
Can be halved.
**I placed half of the mixture in 2 bread pans WITHOUT chocolate chips and baked for 50 min.
Than I added 1 bag of choco chips to remaining batter and made muffins.  I cooked them for about 10-12 minutes.  It made approx. 40 muffins:)  These are SoOoOo good and we have already finished off half of them....they made a GREAT breakfast for my kiddos!!