Banana Bread

The Gourmet Review

Every time I go to lunch at my friend, Barbara’s, the smell of homemade banana bread is wafting through the entire house. Finally, she shared the recipe handed down by her mother. Hope you enjoy!



1 ¾ C Flour

1 ¼ tsp Baking Powder

½ tsp Baking Soda

¾ tsp salt

2/3 Cup Sugar

1/3 Cup shortening (we always substitute butter)

2 Eggs

½ Cup walnuts (we usually skip the nuts)

Bananas 2 – 3 ripe ones


Sift flour and measure.

Add B powder, soda, salt.

Sift twice again. (This is optional or you can just mix things together).

Gradually add sugar to  shortening.

Add eggs one at a time.

Add nuts.

Peel and mash bananas to measure one cup. (Or, just add 2 or 3 bananas).

Add half of flour mixture to batter.

Add bananas and rest of flour and just barely mix.

Pour into greased loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes at 350 degrees.  (Length of time depends on your oven.) I like to use the middle rack.

Check with toothpick. If it comes out clean, it’s done. Enjoy.



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