Cindy Cooke Recipe

"HEAVENLY" BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP NUT LOAF

By Cindy Cooke Cinditty


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Cindy's Story

I 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!

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
shortening
1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 c
mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
2 Tbsp
milk
1/2 c
chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1/2 c
crasins (or any dried fruit you prefer)
1/2 c
chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a separate bowl, combine thoroughly the first 4 ingredients, set aside.
2
Cream shortening & sugar till light & fluffy.
3
Add eggs & beat well.
4
Combine banana & milk; add to creamed mixture alternately w/flour mixture,(gently beating with mixer or incorporated by hand) just until smooth after each addition.
5
Fold in nuts, dried fruit and chocolate chips.
6
Turn into a greased and lightly floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
7
Bake @ 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.
8
Cool for 1 hour before cutting. Serve plain or buttered. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #banana, #Nut, #chips, #loaf


  • Comments

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  • user
    Sandra B. sandy19 - Feb 4, 2013
    Hi Cindy, this banana bread is really "HEAVENLY". Thank you for sharing this recipe. Aleksandra
  • user
    Cindy Cooke Cinditty - Feb 23, 2013
    Hello Aleksandra! You are very welcome! I'm very happy you enjoyed this wonderful bread... It's been a favorite of mine for years!