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?
1 cup Shortening
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
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 it 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.