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Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 medium bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup shortening, melted
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs, beaten

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place melted shortening aside. Sift into a large bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mash the bananas in a bowl and add the shortening, nuts, cherries, chocolate chips and beaten eggs. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients all at once. Stir only to moisten all the ingredients. Pour into a well-greased loaf pan or 5 mini loaf pans and bake for 45-50 minutes for loaf pans or 20 minutes for mini loaf pans.

Marilyn Null Erie




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