Heirloom Banana Bread Recipe

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Heirloom Banana Bread

Elaine Douglas

By
@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

Step-By-Step

1Spray a 9X5 inch pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment to make it easy to remove the loaf.

2Blend 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.

3Bake 9x5 inch pan (not ever smaller)
350 degrees F for about 1 ¼ hours.

4Remove 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