Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I grew up on this bread and it is a family favorite.  You can always omit the chocolate chips and add chopped walnuts if you want.  But, I always go for the chocolate! 

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter shortening 
(If you do not like using shortening you can substitute with butter).
4 eggs
4 ripe bananas
2 tsp soda
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 cups flour
2tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag chocolate chips

Mash bananas and combine with water and soda. Set aside.  Cream shortening and sugar together.  Add eggs 1 at a time.  Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Alternate dry mixture with the banana mixture into the sugar mixture.  Add vanilla and chocolate chips.  Grease bread pans.   This will make 4 regular size loaves or 8 mini loaves.  I really like the mini loaves the best.  Bake at 360 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown and center has cooked completely through.

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