This is my grandma's recipe. She was great about adding little extras to really finish off a great recipe and really making it her own. This is a family ALL TIME favorite. Our youth had a bake sale last week to help raise money for them to go to church camp and I made some of this bread to sell. My whole family was upset that they had to smell it baking but did not get to eat any of it so I thought I better make some more.
1/2 cup shortening
1 c sugar
3 smashed very ripe bananas
1 tsp baking soda
2 c flour
1/4 c chopped pecans
1/4c chocolate chips
1/4c maraschino cherries
cream shortening egg and sugar then add banana mix well add soda and flour mix well add nuts cherries and chocolate. pour into greased loaf pans. bake at 350* for 1 hour
I used 5 mini loaf pans and they were done in about 45 minutes
This stuff is soooo good that I will have trouble keeping it around very long.