Banana bread is an all time classic recipe, and this one has been baked hundreds of times by my family alone. Have never had a fail. My sister, Nancy, gave me the recipe when I was about 17. She had received the Banana Bread recipe from her soon to be mother inlaw at her wedding shower many years ago. It quickly became a family favorite.
I have no doubts that if you give it a try…you will have yourself a perfect loaf of Banana bread. It is so good…it doesn’t even need butter. Go ahead and spread some on there though. My loaf of bread didn’t last long. I left it wrapped in wax paper on the counter top and it was gone in two days. Wouldn’t have lasted even that long but I needed to snap my pictures.
This Banana bread makes a great gift too. Wrapped in wax paper and tied with twine and a spatula makes a great housewarming gift, new neighbor, even new baby. You could also wrap it up in a tea towel tied with yarn and a copy of the recipe tied to it. The possibilities are endless. You could bake it and eat it all by yourself…I would not tell a soul.
Whether for yourself or a gift….just make it. I promise you can’t go wrong.
- 1/2 cup solid shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbsp milk mixed with 1 tsp soda let set a minute
- 2-3 mashed bananas
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts *optional
- Mix ingredients in order listed in medium bowl with wooden spoon.
- Bake in a greased 8 or 9 inch loaf pan.
- In a preheated oven at 350 degrees
- For 50 minutes.
- Check for doneness with toothpick stuck in middle should come out clean.
- My bread seems to take a few minutes longer then 50 minutes. My oven runs a little cold.
- So I would check at 50 minutes.