Superb Banana Nut Bread

"Another one my mom always made when I was growing up. I love it when it's still warm with a little butter spread on a slice. I have also used this recipe to make mini-loaves which I gave away at Christmas, and they were a big hit."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease or spray a 9x4x4 loaf pan.
  • Mix shortening, eggs, flour, sugar, salt, and soda.
  • Add bananas and pecans.
  • Pour into loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

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  1. This is by far the best Banana Bread I have ever had! It is very moist. I doubled the recipe, then I used 6 mini loaf pans and cooked for 40 minutes. They were very brown on the outside and I was worried that I had over cooked them, but they tasted terrific, and the crust was amazing.
  2. I am not a baker but tried this recipe for the first time last night and it was EXCELLENT! I was so happy that everyone enjoyed them. With the given recipe, I used two small aluminum loaf pans and baked them for 40 minutes instead. Yummy!!! Moist and delicious! I shared the recipe with my sister as she wanted it! :)
  3. I really enjoyed this-had some ripe bananas -got on the internet, found this great recipe. I made it (very easy) and I am making it again and again, It has a smooth taste, loved it with the butter on it. Thanks Lori
  4. Great recipe! We all loooved it. This recipe will most definitely go into my favorite recipe collection!! Thank you for sharing!
  5. I have made many different Banana Bread receipes, but this one is the best!! My husband went and bought more bananas so they can ripen so I can make more!! It was a hit with my kids also. Everyone loved it and it was easy to make!


  1. Omigosh! I have made many a banana nut bread before but this is by far the best recipe I found. I too used butter instead of crisco. Thought maybe it was going to be too moist..but it wasn't! Lovely in the evening with a cup of hot tea! This is a bonified keeper! Thanks so much AlabamaGirl from another Bamagal!!
  2. This is yummy banana nut bread! Really moist and good. I used margarine instead of shortening, and I had 5 bananas so I doubled the recipe and made 2 loaves. Good thing too. The first one disappeared while it was still warm.
  3. Finally! A banana nut bread recipe that is moist enough that it doesn't even need butter on it to taste delicious. Love this recipe -- made it with butter instead of Crisco and it's fabulous!
  4. I have made banana bread for years, and I mean years, and lost my original recipe. What a break for me! To get the moistness that this recipe has, I always had to have a wet center so it wouldn't be dry. Besides being super moist the outer part is crusty when first done. I only changed one thing, and that was using butter instead of crisco (I didn't have any). I have made my husband about 10 of these loaves in the last two months and he can't seem to get enough. Thanks so much Lori, it is the best ever!


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