Aunt Mary's Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

Aunt Mary's Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

"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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1 h 15 m servings
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  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.

Footnotes

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

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I wanted to make this recipe a little healthier. First I used 1 cup butter instead of shortening and 1 cup of applesauce instead of the eggs (a healthier alternative). Since I find most fruit ...

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Turned out a bit dry

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I wanted to make this recipe a little healthier. First I used 1 cup butter instead of shortening and 1 cup of applesauce instead of the eggs (a healthier alternative). Since I find most fruit ...

This was the first time I made banana bread in about 450 years, so I was a little nervous (even though the recipe is so easy, my cat could have done it -- and she has even less kitchen skill tha...

So, I am on allrecipes ALL the time and I cook ALOT. I have yet to write on single review even when the dishes turn out amazing - but this bread deserves some recognition. I made only (3) change...

This was delicious! I used butter instead of shortning because that's what I had. The chocolate chips were frozen, so they stayed more together, less melty, which I really liked.

Excellent!! I did make a few minor adjustments however, they are as follows: I used 1 cube of softened butter instead of the shortening and I also added 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder (in ad...

I made two batches. #1 I made pretty much as the recipe says with shortening and sugar - this one came out a little bit darker than the other (but it could be because this loaf was baked in a m...

If I could give this more stars I would! I made this for a family gathering and everyone loved it, I should have made more. I did add another bananna for extra bananna flavor, but kept everythin...

this was excellent and very moist!! I used butter instead of shortening. Took about 65 min in my oven. Everyone has raved on the recipe! Definitely a keeper!

My daughter and I made this bread the other day for the first time. I had no idea how the batter was supposed to look. She poured the chocolate chips in. When the bread came out it looked so bea...

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