Banana Bread

Banana Bread

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs - lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large very ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup walnuts - chopped
For a tested and approved banana bread that uses butter instead of shortening, please see our recipe for Easy Banana Bread.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and dust with flour a 9x5x3" loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs.

In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients, and add to the creamed mixture.

Mash the bananas well, and add, along with the walnuts, to the batter.

Mix only until ingredients are combined; batter will be thick.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, and bake at 350 F for an hour, or until well browned on top, and loaf tests done.

Turn loaf onto wire rack to cool completely.

Wrap the loaf in aluminum foil, and refrigerate or several hours for easier slicing. Freezes well.

HINT: When using sliced bananas in any recipe, you can prevent them from turning brown by marinating them for a few minutes in the juice of any canned fruit or in a little lemon juice.

A delicious way to use up overripe bananas. Chopped walnuts add additional flavor and texture to the bread.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Banana Bread?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom RunningFool (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This was just the right quick banana bread recipe I needed to use up my over-ripe bananas. Totally awesome and am passing it on to people. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 2/1/2011 (#12046)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Renee1 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I had some old bananas and thought I would make banana nut bread. I came across this recipe and thought I would try it.I decided to make them into muffins. Once they were cold. I had one to try with a cup of espresso.OH MY GOD - THEY ARE SO GOOD!!! This recipe is a keeper for sure!!!! Thank You :o)

Comment submitted: 12/21/2008 (#7172)

From Bananas 4 Bread
Rating (out of 5):  

I have never made this before, and it turned our FANTASTIC!!! And each time since then. Thank you!!!

Comment submitted: 11/4/2007 (#3924)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom NancyJo (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Just like my grandma and mother used to make -- I've been looking for an "original" recipe like this one for years! My husband ate the whole loaf!

Comment submitted: 1/22/2007 (#1277)

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