2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 small)
½ cup shortening
1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (I used regular size milk chocolate chips. I’m a chocoholic)
½ cup chopped walnuts
Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mashed bananas and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda which had been sifted together and set aside. Mix well on medium speed. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 to 70 minutes or until cake taster comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.