Monday, April 20, 2009

Walnut Banana Bread

1/2  Cup  shortening (I have always substituted butter with no problem. I've also done applesauce with just 2 Tbs of butter and that works too if you want something a little healthier. If you use the shortening though, it makes it super moist.) 
1 Cup sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium) 
1 Tbs milk
2 Cups flour 
1 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp salt
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts (pecans are good too) 

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.  Pour into a greased 9x5x3 in. loaf pan.  Bake at 325 (F) for 65-70 minutes, or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 min. before removing from pan. (those are the real instructions, but really, I just throw it all in a bowl and mix it up.) 
This is a very forgiving recipe and it will still work if you don't have milk or if you only have one banana or you have 4-5 bananas, etc. 

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