Ingredients

• 2 cups all purpose flour

• 3/4 tsp baking soda

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 3 very ripe bananas, mashed well (see note)

• 3/4 cup sugar

• 2 teaspoons cinnamon 

• 1 teaspoon nutmeg 

• 6 TBSPS unsalted butter, melted and cooled

• 2 large eggs at room temperature and lightly whisked

• 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt, room temperature

• 2 tsp vanilla extract

• 1/2 walnuts or pecans (optional)

• 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

• Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan well with cooking spray.

• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

• In a medium bowl, whisk together the bananas, cooled butter, eggs, sour cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

• Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Be careful not to over mix

• Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts until just combined.

• Pour the bread batter into the prepared pan.  Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted slightly off center in the bread comes out with just a few crumbs.

• Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove and allow to cool on a cooling rack for 35 minutes before slicing and enjoying.