I found this recipe on a website about a decade ago and made a few slight changes. When I make it, I always double up all of the ingredients and make two loaves at a time since it gets gobbled up quite quickly.
I have also used this one for quite a few kids parties as they love to top off the bread with a dollop of ice cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, cookie bits and more. You can setup a whole tray of toppings as a festive and fun activity for dessert time.
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (115g) shortening
- 1 1/4 cups (240g) white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups (174g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl beat shortening and gradually add sugar. Once they are mixed well stir in the vanilla and the eggs. Next mash the bananas and mix them in the batter.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt then mix them into the batter too until all of the batter is smooth.
- The chocolate chips go in last. You can fold them in or mix them slightly and then pour the batter into the well-greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Once out of the oven you can slice it up into one inch thick pieces. Then eat as is or serve with the topping of your choice to satisfy all your sweet cravings. Enjoy!