Banana Bread

recipe by Martha Stewart

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat to incorporate.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts and pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.