Chocolate chip banana bread

    1 hour 50 min

    Rich and sweet with chocolate chips and walnuts, this banana loaf cake is made with butter and 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, which is the secret to keeping it very moist. This recipe makes 2 loaf cakes.

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    Makes: 2 loaf cakes

    • 200g butter
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 170g dark chocolate chips
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and flour two loaf tins.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter 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 bicarbonate of soda. Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture; stir just enough to evenly combine. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Distribute the mixture evenly between the two loaf tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaves comes out clean, about 50 to 75 minutes. Cool loaves in their tins for 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    This recipe is really good - I don't normally use shortening, so I substituted butter and it came out great.  -  25 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Unusual mix! Added a tsp of banana extract for an extra boost of flavor and coated the chocolate chips with flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan. Have made it for numerous camping and 4 wheeling trips for a group of hungry men. All gave me the thumbs up!!!  -  03 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I hate when my family goes out and buys storebought mixes for banana bread. It's disgusting. However, with this recipe, I think I have stopped them for good. I substitute butter for shortening, use half white sugar and half brown, halve the chocolate chips, nix the walnuts, and add one teaspoon of vanilla extract. I was skeptical at first, but the mayonnaise makes all of the difference! Next time I'll try cutting back on the fat and use apple sauce to replace some of the butter. Can it get any better?  -  11 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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