Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


This chocolate chip banana bread recipe makes two really moist, rich loaves. Great for breakfast or warm with butter as a dessert. The walnuts may be omitted if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in mayonnaise and bananas. Stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Blend flour mixture into banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean, about 50 to 75 minutes. Cool loaves in the pans for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
17g Fat
48g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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