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"heavenly" banana chocolate chip nut loaf

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Cindy Cooke
Anaheim, CA

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!

★★★★★ 3
serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For "heavenly" banana chocolate chip nut loaf

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

How To Make "heavenly" banana chocolate chip nut loaf

  • 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!