- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
- 3 tbsp. sour cream
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or a spoon, cream shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs one at a time; then mashed bananas, sour cream, and lemon juice.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture, then fold in chocolate chips. Pour into greased and floured 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes.
NOTE: If your bread is getting too dark, loosely cover bread with foil. I did this for the last 15 minutes of baking time.