Eeeeeep! With very little time at hand and loads of other stuff to attend.. i finally sorted my time and started baking again!
I adapted this recipe from allrecipes.com. I can't rave about this recipe enough! It definitely deserves the 5 stars it got on allrecipe. The bread is so moist and flavorful. The chocolate chips accent the banana perfectly. You've gottta give this a shot, it's so easy to make too! I replaced the mayo with milk because.. mayo's = gross (no offense) heheh
1 cup shortening (I used unsalted butter)
2 cups white sugar (I used 1 cup of white and 1 cup of brown sugar)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used milk)
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I used almonds)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in the mayonnaise and bananas. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 to 75 minutes. Cool loaf in the pan for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.