Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Perfectly yummy soft banana bread sliced warm and spread with real butter.  Mmmmmmmmmmm….

But-   It can be made even better with the addition of semi-sweet chocolate chips….

Because everything is better with chocolate!

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  •  1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Yield:  1 Loaf

Preheat oven to 375.


Grease and flour one 9 X 5 inch loaf pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips


and mix well.


Stir in chocolate chips.


Spread batter into the loaf pan.


Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. If not done, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking 5 – 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan.

Or if you can’t wait, cut a slice, spread with butter, and eat warm.




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10 Responses

  1. Glenda says:

    Hey lady, every time I open your blog page since you switched, the top photo is moved over into the right hand column. I use Firefox to open it with. Any thoughts?

    • Suzanne says:

      I would try checking for updates in Firefox. Or you might see if your Java is up to date. Or you might empty your Cache.

    • Kathy S. says:

      I had this same problem with Firefox, but it has seemed to rectify itself. I opened it, saw the picture to the right, closed it and reopened it and it’s been OK since. Hope it straightens itself out for you.

  2. Patty says:

    I just made some pumpkin bread last weekend, I bet chocolate chips would be a great addition to it too!

  3. Tina says:

    OMG! That looks so good I can almost taste it. I have been craving date nut bread, not sure why. Warm from the oven….butter…coffee.

  4. Carol says:

    Do you bake while waiting for the newborns? Any more little darlings in the nursery? I love your videos, feels like I am down on the farm. I grew up on a farm in Missouri, now I enjoy your posts and remember my childhood. This banana bread looks wonderful, I am making it tonight! Thanks for the great recipes, Suzanne!

    • Suzanne says:

      I got some video yesterday of a wet newborn and Harland cleaning it up and feeding it cause it’s mother was in a lot of pain after the birth, and I also got some video of young babies going out to the pasture for the first time. All to come this week!

  5. Debbie says:

    I’ve been wanting to make banana bread, and I have chocolate chips too! Thanks!

  6. joie says:

    Never thought that this was easy to make.. thanks! Love it!

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