Simply the Best Above All the Rest Banana Bread

Recipe by SoCalCookerGal
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350% and grease a loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl cream together the Shortening and sugar. Then add in the eggs and mix. Now add in your mashed up bananas(the blacker the skin on the bananas the sweeter the bananas will be) and add the Vanilla.
  • Now mix in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • You do not need a hand mixer mix everything with a spoon.
  • Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan and place in the oven for 1 hour or 45 minutes depending on how hot your oven gets. Test the middle with a toothpick. You should have no batter on the toothpick that means its done.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Make sure your bananas are over ripe. The blacker the skin is the better!
  • Now for the Secret ingredient -- it is the shortening. DO NOT substitute the shortening for butter or anything else. I promise this is what makes the crust so brown and YUMMY! I'm not a big fan of using shortening except I make an acception to this recipe.
  • I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have through the years =).