I know EVERYONE has a favorite Banana Bread recipe, but this one is the best EVER--I promise! I have had this recipe for many years and I got it from my dear friend, Kristen Rogers. She's a wonderful cook and every time I make it I think of her. It has a lot of banana so the flavor is really good. I made a loaf last night and it was gone before anyone went to bed.
You can also make banana muffins with this recipe. Just fill cupcake papers, or greased muffin tins 2/3 full and bake approx 15-20 min.
1 c. sugar 1/2 c. shortening, or one cube softened butter (I use butter) 2 eggs Cream well with mixer, then add:
4 very ripe, mashed bananas Mix well again. Then add:
1 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 1 3/4 c. flour
Optional: 1 c. nuts (We love pecans--that's what I use)
Mix well and pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 45 min. Check the middle and if it doesn't seem done, bake approx. 5 min. longer. This recipe doubles well, to make two loaves.