Thursday, September 27, 2012


I know that I am posting a recipe right at the beginning of fall that has no pumpkin, which is probably criminal.  However, this bread is cozy and will fit into your life any time of year.  That's what I think, anyway.  This recipe is from my MIL, and I added the chocolate chips.  At first John thought that was really weird, but after eating the bread, he became a believer.

So, when your bananas look like this, as mine too often do -  (actually, often they look even worse than this)


This is what you can do with them.  You need -

1 2/3 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of shortening
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup of mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/8 cups of flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2/3 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup chocolate chips

I like this recipe, because it is straight-forward, easy to throw together and, above all other things, tasty. Follow these instructions.

Cream sugar and shortening together, add eggs and beat until it is well-blended and light.  Add banana and vanilla and mix well.  I decided to skip any mashing of my own and threw whole bananas in, which worked fine.


Mix all of your dry ingredients in a separate bowl.


Add the dry mixture alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry mixture.  Add your chocolate chips.  Yum.

Pour into greased pans and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.  I baked mine in this nifty pan, so I baked for a slightly shorter amount of time.


Then, you will have delicious banana bread for you all to munch on when the craving calls.