Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
Pinch O' Salt
2 Cups of Flour
3 Large Ripe Banana's
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp. Water
Optional - 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips, or 1/2 Cup Nuts of your choice
Grease a mini loaf pan, or one standard sized bread loaf pan. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Cream 1/2 Cup Shortening, add 1 Cup Sugar, work in completely. Add in 3 Eggs stir until incorporated. Add in a pinch of Salt & 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder. Gradually add in 2 Cups of Flour.
In a separate bowl mash 3 Ripe Banana's using a fork. Add 1 Tsp. Baking Soda & 1 Tbsp. of Water to bowl of Banana's and mix. Add mixture to First Bowl. Add in 1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips, or 1/2 Cup of Nuts (if you are choosing the nuts option then 3 Tsp. of Cinnamon works nicely in with them)
Bake for 25 mins at 350 degrees or until golden brown & inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Banana Bread Cooling on a Window Sill with Open Shutters