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banana bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Martha Allen
Jasper, GA

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!

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For banana bread

  • 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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