2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 small)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup water (optional)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease two 8 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pans.
In large mixer bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips.
(Optional) Add water to add moisture.
Blend well on medium speed.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pans.
(Optional) Lay some chocolate chips along the top of the mixture.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
Remove from pans.
Let cool completely on wire rack.