Rich and Gooey-licious Banana Bread

Summer is finally on its way out, and it’s almost cool enough to turn on those ovens! I was so excited I thought I’d celebrate by publishing my banana bread recipe. I get raves every time I bring this to parties, so I know you’ll love it. I’m not gonna pretend it’s healthy, but hey, at least its got fruit in it right?

Rich and Gooey-licious banana bread recipe


1 cup Shortening

2 Tbsp mayonnaise

2 eggs

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)

5 – 6 ripe bananas (mashed)

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup chocolate chips


1/4 cup flour

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp brown sugar


1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and spray down two 9 x 5 inch pans

2. Mix everything together (except for the crumbly) – I know everyone says to mix it a certain way, but I never do. I always just throw it all in, and guess what? I still get LOADS of compliments whenever I bring it to a pot luck or family get together. Pour into your greased pans.

3. In a separate bowl, mix your crumbly all together with your fingers and sprinkle it on top (this step can be done after cooking too – but if you do it before itĀ caramelizes, yum:)

3. Bake 50 to 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool the loaf for about twenty minutes and then take it out of the pan so it can finish cooling.




  1. Oh dear! I just had breakfast but for some reason all I want is a slice of banana bread now!! Yummy!!