Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I am always buying more bananas than I can eat. My mom's recipe is my favorite way to use them. You can substitute one tsp of vinegar for the lemon juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the milk and lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven at 325 degrees.
  3. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs and mix well.
  5. Mash the bananas. I find a potato masher works well. Add them to the mixture.
  6. Mix the baking soda into the milk, then add alternately to the banana mixture with the 2 cups of flour.
  7. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour.


Most Helpful

PAC Spring 2008 ~ Nice and moist and not too sweet. Used butter in place of shortening. Thanks for posting.

CulinaryQueen April 15, 2008

This made a nice high loaf in a 9" loaf pan. I actually had buttermilk to use up, so I didn't use the soured milk, but everything else was as written. DH took all but one piece (my piece) to work with him (sliced, buttered while warm, and topped with cinnamon sugar), and was quite miffed when his two guys ate nearly all of it on him (lol). Nice recipe for a classic, thanks for posting! Made for PAC Fall 07

Muffin Goddess September 19, 2007

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