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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread II

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"This is a really rich, dessert bread. Great for quick breakfast or warm with butter as a dessert. The walnuts may be omitted if desired."
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1 h 30 m servings 346
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2 - 9x5 inch loaf)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in the mayonnaise and bananas. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 to 75 minutes. Cool loaf in the pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 346 calories; 16.5 48.4 4 19 218 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This recipe is really good - I don't normally use shortening, so I substituted butter and it came out great.

Most helpful critical review

This was good! Very rich. Make sure you grease and Flour the pan. Mine stuck to the bottom! lol Only because it didn't say in the recipe.

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This recipe is really good - I don't normally use shortening, so I substituted butter and it came out great.

Unusual mix! Added a tsp of banana extract for an extra boost of flavor and coated the chocolate chips with flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan. Have made it for numero...

I hate when my family goes out and buys storebought mixes for banana bread. It's disgusting. However, with this recipe, I think I have stopped them for good. I substitute butter for shortening, ...

Amazing banana bread! I have been making banana bread for 12 years and have never had a bread turn out as moist as this one. I work for an extremely established restaurant and brought it in for...

Thank you Betty for sharing this recipe. My husband asks for it repeatedly. Although it is great as is I have found that it is a very forgiving recipe. You can substitute butter for shortening...

Oh my gosh! YUM YUM YUM!! This reminds me so much of the banana bread my grandma used to make. So moist! I followed a few other reviewers and used butter instead of shortening. I also made ...

All I have to say is WOW. I halved the recipe because I only had three bananas. Two of them were really on their last leg and I was hesitant to use them but maybe thats why these have such an ...

This is a delicious, moist banana bread. I omitted the walnuts and added extra chocolate chips! Wonderful! KAMY

Great recipe. I made a couple healthy modifications: Instead of shortening, I used 1/2 c butter and 1/2 c unsweetiened applesauce; used 1/2 white and 1/2 golden brown sugar; substituted lite m...