Heirloom Banana Bread Recipe

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Heirloom Banana Bread

Elaine Douglas

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@BreadandSoupLady

I started using this recipe in 1960. It makes a delicious loaf with a light texture.
Before I had an electric mixer I mixed it by hand and using a manual egg beater!
I like to use American grown walnuts. I think the flavour is best.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
shortening
1 1/4 c
white sugar
2
eggs, separated - fold in beaten egg whites last
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
sifted cake flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
combine 1 tsp soda +1 tsp vinegar + 1/2 c. milk
mash together 2 large bananas and ½ c. chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spray a 9X5 inch pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment to make it easy to remove the loaf.
2
Blend shortening, sugar and egg yolks.
Add vanilla.
Add dry ingredients alternately with milk mixture.
Next add bananas and nuts and finally fold in egg whites.
3
Bake 9x5 inch pan (not ever smaller)
350 degrees F for about 1 ¼ hours.
4
Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
Allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Cool completely before slicing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom