Aunt Mary's Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

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This recipe was originally for Banana-Raisin Bread, but a cousin who didn't like the raisins would pick them out of the bread before he'd eat it. Upon discovering this, my Aunt Mary decided that chocolate chips would be a great substitute for the raisins. Her son sure loved that touch!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 bananas, mashed

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Beat in eggs, vanilla and bananas until thoroughly blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon into a greased 9-in.x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-70 minutes or until the bread tests done with a wooden pick. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips

If Cooking for Two: Freeze slices in freezer bags or wrapped in foil.