Banana Bread

Warm-from-the-oven Banana Bread with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is another family favorite for dessert. Some people prefer to use pecans rather than walnuts, but it’s a personal preference and either way it’s great.

Banana Bread

Ingredients:

3 ½ c. sifted flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

2 c. mashed, ripe bananas

2 T lemon juice

¾ c. shortening

1 ½ c. sugar

3 eggs

¾ c. milk

½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans

 

Banana Bread

Ingredients:

3 ½ c. sifted flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

2 c. mashed, ripe bananas

2 T lemon juice

¾ c. shortening

1 ½ c. sugar

3 eggs

¾ c. milk

½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans

 

Directions:

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Combine bananas and lemon juice; mix well. Cream together shortening and sugar in a bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk; fold in bananas and nuts. Beat after each addition. Pour into 2 greased 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½ -inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 min. Remove from pans and cool on racks. Wrap in plastic wrap or tin foil and let stand in a cool place overnight before slicing or freezing. Makes 2 loaves.  

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