Thursday, September 8, 2011

Banana Bread

Bananas really don't have much of a shelf life and before you know it the bananas are no longer firm.  I like many other people like to take those and either make a milk shake of some kind or banana bread.  Today I chose to make banana bread.

Here is my recipe:
1/3 cup shortening or butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) - I usually use walnuts but pecans add a nice flavor.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat well.  Sift together dry ingredients.  Add, to creamed mixture alternating with bananas, blend well after each addition.  Stir in chopped nuts.  Pour into well greased loaf pan.  Bake 45-50 minutes or until done/when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

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