Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

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Martha Allen


The original recipe came from our neighbor. The recipe was used to bake banana bread at the Callaway Gardens Store in Georgia.

I have added an extra ingredient to the recipe to enhance the flavor.

Hope you enjoy this bread!


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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 c
    plain flour (i use white lily)
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 6
    bananas, large, ripe
  • ·
    optional: chopped dates (8), golden raisins, or canned pineapple
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Banana Bread


  1. Cream sugar and shortening with a hand mixer in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add to the first mixture. Add mashed bananas and nuts. Bake in 4 small loaf pans or 2 large loaf pans at 275 degrees for 30 minutes, then increase heat to 300 degrees and bake 45 minutes.

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About Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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