Sunday, February 3, 2013

Banana Bread

My sister gave me this banana bread recipe several years ago. I've tried others, but none stack up to the flavor and consistency of this one... It turns out perfectly every time.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
3 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, banana, water and vanilla. Mix well. Add dry ingredients. Stir in nuts. Makes 1 large and 1 mini loaf or 2 medium loafs (fill pans 2/3 full). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. It will get dark on top but stay super-moist. Test with toothpick in center for doneness.