Prep 12 mins
Cook 50 mins
This is my favorite banana bread. I like that it makes 2 loaves. One goes away too quickly!
- 5 large ripe bananas
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Beat bananas until liquid.
- Beat in eggs; set aside.
- Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy.
- Add dry ingredients and banana mixture *and beaten eggs.
- Stir until smooth.
- Fold in nuts.
- Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
- Bake at 350°F on lowest rack, for 50 minutes or until done.
I am a pro Chef and my weakness is definately baking like most Chefs that havnt specialized in Pastry.. So I bake as a past time and to improve my baking skills.. I have been usuing this recipe for about a year now for a "base" recipe.. It is a great recipe. The only things I do different is I add a tsp of vanilla to it, the zest of 1 lemon and usually some chopped up apricots and cranberries and I sub the nuts usually with cinnamon almonds.. I also put about a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon in it to... Great results and everyone has loved it.!! Sometimes I will use half shortening and half butter just for a richer flavor.. Great recipe to follow by itself or if you want to add a few things like dried fruit or chocolate chips, etc. :0)
Very good Banana Bread! My sons and their friends love it! Warm with some butter ;) very moist and full of flavor
This is a very good recipe and very tasty! But I did not make two loaves because I wanted to make was mini-loaves with this recipe. Since the recipe says it makes 2 loaves, it will make 8 mini loaves. What I learned was: 1. Don't let the breads cook for 1 hour, but rather 30-35 minutes. 2. Fill the mini-loaf pans just about half way. They rise really nice. 3. You need a powerful mixer! I was using a 5 speed hand mixer and I thought I was going to burn it out! ha! ha! I didn't have walnuts I did find a 1/2 cup of sliced pecans and those worked well too. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Bridget