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.
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)