First Place Banana Bread

Judi Harris-Nulle


My mom was a Home Economist and raised us 4 children after my parents were divorced. She had a hand-written cookbook that had this recipe in it. I made it for the Jefferson County Fair on August 28, 2010 and it won First Place.


★★★★★ 17 votes

15 Min
45 Min



  • 1 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 2
  • 1 c
    banana pulp (3-4 ripe bananas)

How to Make First Place Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash ripe bananas with a fork. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, mixing well. In another bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with banana mixture; mixing well after each addition. Turn into greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top is brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then turn out onto cooling rack.

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About First Place Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #banana #bread

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