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How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A deliciously moist, ridiculously easy banana bread recipe with chocolate chips and a surprise ingredient.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread recipe, breakfast bread, chocolate chip banana bread, dessert bread
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Housewives of Frederick County


  • - 1 cup shortening
  • - 2 cups white sugar
  • - 2 eggs
  • - 2 T mayonnaise
  • - 6 very ripe bananas mashed
  • - 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • - 1/2 t salt
  • - 1 t baking powder
  • - 2 t baking soda
  • - 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • - 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


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