Friday, September 17, 2010

Mom's Banana Bread

This recipe uses less fat and more bananas than most Banana Bread recipes. It's a classic!

1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 300〫F.  Beat together shortening, sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Mix in mashed bananas. Beat in salt, baking soda and flour until smooth. Stir in nuts, if desired. *I sometimes add 1 tsp. Rum extract too. Pour into 2 greased and lightly floured loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, or until centers are set.  Makes 2 loaves.*
*Can make 8 mini loaves or 24 muffins instead.  Cooking times will need to be decreased.

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