Cindy's StoryI have been making and sharing this Sweet Bread recipe for many years now. It earned its name from the reactions to the first bite of a warm slice ... it's always the same ... "Oh my!! This is Heavenly!" Hence the name "Heavenly" Banana Chocolate Chip Nut Loaf. Enjoy!!
TIP: So you will always have bananas for this recipe at the ready, don't throw away those last (3) over ripe bananas we always seem to have. Instead, peel them, put them in a sandwich baggie, seal the baggie and mash the bananas while in the bag and then freeze!
all purpose flour
mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
crasins (or any dried fruit you prefer)
1In a separate bowl, combine thoroughly the first 4 ingredients, set aside.
2Cream shortening & sugar till light & fluffy.
3Add eggs & beat well.
4Combine banana & milk; add to creamed mixture alternately w/flour mixture,(gently beating with mixer or incorporated by hand) just until smooth after each addition.
5Fold in nuts, dried fruit and chocolate chips.
6Turn into a greased and lightly floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
7Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Check the center of the loaf with a toothpick, if it comes out clean, the loaf is done.
8Cool for 1 hour before cutting. Serve plain or buttered. Enjoy!