1/4 lb unsalted butter or 1/4 lb unsalted margarine, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Butter 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, beating well.
Sift the dry ingredients together and combine with butter mixture.
Add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.
Stir in the nuts and pour batter into pan.
Sprinkle with floured chocolate chips.
Bake 1 hour until a cake tester comes out clean.
Turn out onto rack to cool.
Time preparation: 15 min.
Time total: 75 min.