Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I really love muffins!  I eat a lot of muffins; muffins of all kinds.

My Mom found this recipe in a Hershey’s Chocolate Cookbook.  The page is well worn, tattered and stained with food specks.  It is a family favorite.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

2 C unsifted flour (I use 1 C King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour and 1 C King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour.)

1 C sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 C mashed ripe bananas (about 3 small bananas)

½ C shortening (I use applesauce)

2 eggs

1 C Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

½ C chopped walnuts

(J likes chocolate better than nuts, so sometimes I will use 2 C mini chips and leave out the nuts)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease bottom of loaf pan OR Muffin Pan; set aside.

Muffin Cup prep

Combine dry ingredients.

Combine wet ingredients.  I like to use my food processor.

Combine dry and wet ingredients.

Stir or fold in chips and nuts.

Pour into prepared baking pan(s) and bake until golden brown on top and toothpick tester comes out clean.

9 X 5 X 3 inch loaf pan – 60-70 minutes

2 ½ X 4 ½ inch loaf pan – about 30 min.

Muffin pan – 21-24 min.

Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.

Cool completely on wire rack.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!


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7 Responses to Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  1. I want to eat this!!! Major yum!

  2. Janet says:

    Is that your Rural Women Conference whisk? tee hee.
    Such neat mini loaf pans.
    I enjoy all the effort you put into the pics that go w/ the blog.

    I put 1/2c graham flour in my fluffy angel baking powder biscuits. Reference to the comment to Katie – dark flour is a nice addition.

    • Robyn says:

      Janet, it is the Rural Women Conference whisk. I should have grabbed 3 of them! Glad you enjoy the picts.

  3. Fern Besler says:

    Love this recipe!! I made it when we had family home and it went over real good!!

    • Robyn says:

      Fern, glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the chocolate chip banana bread. It is one of my Mom’s signature recipes and a favorite of Jim and I too!

  4. Ott, A says:

    Love how the chocolate and banana compliment each other in this recipe. Thanks for linking up to the Iron Chef Challenge this month!!

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