Chocolate Cranberry Banana Bread

Overripe bananas again…excellent, banana bread.  Basic banana bread is good, but lets make it a little more exciting.

3  cups flour
1 1/3  cups sugar
4  tsp baking powder
1/2  tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2  cup sour cream
1/2  cup milk
1/3 cup oil
2  teaspoon vanilla
1 ¹/3  cups mashed banana (about 4 medium bananas)
1/2  cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2  cup chopped walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray bottom of 2 loaf pans or 5 small loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture.

In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, milk, egg, and oil. Stir in mashed banana and vanilla.  Add sour cream mixture all at once to flour mixture, stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in chopped cranberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes (28-32 for small pans) or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pans, cool completely on wire rack.

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