Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins
I'm pretty sure I got this recipe from Southern Living, most likely back in the 1980s. There are similar ones already post but I love this one the very best. The flavors of the bananas and blueberries are balanced and the bread is not icky-sweet. I've made both a loaf as well as muffins from this recipe, which doubles easily. Also freezes well...
- 1⁄2 cup crisco vegetable shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed banana
- 1⁄2 cup quick oats (I've used rolled oats and they're good too)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans or 1⁄2 cup walnuts
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries (I've been known to add up to a cup)
- Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
- Stir in banana.
- Combine remaining ingredients, stirring gently.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing just until moistened.
- Turn into a greased and floured loaf pan.
- Bake at 350*F for 50-55 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Without a doubt, the best and easiest thing I ever baked. Now I purposely buy bananas to let them overripen because I love this bread or these muffins so much. I vary the amounts of the frunt and nuts every time.
Yum, Yum! I had 2 bananas that I needed to use, and this was the perfect recipe. I used a 1/2 cup whole wheat flour in place of 1/2 cup of AP, and frozen (not defrosted) blueberries because that's all I had! Very yummy, and I feel good about the oats, whole wheat flour, etc. I also used 3/4 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup regular sugar, but I feel that I could have replaced all the sugar and it would have worked as well. I also sprinkled a few oats on top before baking just to make it look pretty (and healthier...)
Very very yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
I just can't understand why I am the very first one to review this recipe! You people don't know what you are missing!! My furnace quit working this morning, and its 22 degrees outside, so I decided it was a good day to bake something. I am so thankful I chose this recipe. It is delicious.. her description of it is right on. I used a whole cup of blueberries, and the banana was some I had frozen. It is just sweet enough. I used splenda by the way, in place of the sugar. Golly, I hope more of you discover this recipe, because its a shame for just me and the poster to be the only one enjoying it.I had a slice at room temp. which is yummy, so I don't know how it tastes hot.