Tuesday, February 9, 2010

banana bread

banana bread is definitely my favorite thing to make (and eat). my mom handed her super easy recipe down to me, and it was originally handed down to her from an old family friend. i like to make three smalls instead of one large and put two in the freezer for enjoyment at a later date. hope you like!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 brown bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (if your hear desires...i skip them)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • cinnamon sugar for dusting the pans and top of the batter
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • cream the shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • add mashed bananas and blend well.
  • add dry ingredients and mix.
  • grease one large or three small loaf pans, sprinkling each with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • fill each loaf pan with equal amounts of the batter and sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • bake at 350 for one hour.

here's the finished product. i like it best when toasted with butter. mmmmm.

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