1 ¼cupsall-purpose flour OR whole wheat pastry flour
½cup(1 stick) unsalted buttersoftened
2teaspoonspure vanilla extract
2ouncesunsweetened chocolatemelted and cooled
1cupmashed bananafrom approximately 2 large or 3 medium overripe bananas
1cupmini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or spray with cooking spray) three 5 ¾" x 3 ¼" x 2" mini loaf pans.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until smooth, and then beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the egg, vanilla, melted chocolate, mashed bananas, and sour cream until fully incorporated. The batter may look curdled at this point, but it will smooth out with the addition of the flour mixture. Gently mix in the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips until just incorporated.
Evenly divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool bread in the pans for 10 minutes before loosening the edges and turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Instead of mini loaves, you may bake this Chocolate Banana Bread in a full-sized loaf pan for 60 minutes or until the center tests done.