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karla's banana bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

This is a really good banana bread that I have been making for over 35 yrs. It has such good flavor and is so moist. I enjoy this hot or cold topped with butter. Sometimes I will double the batch and toss a couple of them in the freezer.

(1 rating)
yield 2 loafs
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For karla's banana bread

  • 5-6 lg
    ripe bananas
  • 4 lg
    eggs ; well beaten
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts ; optional

How To Make karla's banana bread

  • 1
    Let your banana's ripen until the skins are black , this will give you a really good banana flavor.
  • 2
    Grease 2 loaf pans or spray with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
  • 3
    Beat your peeled bananas until all creamy.
  • 4
    Whip the eggs with a fork and add the whipped eggs to the bananas.
  • 5
    Mix well and set aside.
  • 6
    In a separate bowl beat the shortening until it's creamy.
  • 7
    Gradually add the sugar and Beat until fluffy.
  • 8
    Add the banana mixture.
  • 9
    Mix until the banana mixture is combined.
  • 10
    In a 4 cup measuring cup or a separate bowl, Combine the flour , soda and the salt together and mix with a fork so all the soda and salt are mixed in with the flour.
  • 11
    Gradually add the flour mixture to the banana mixture , mixing up well before adding more flour.
  • 12
    Mix until it's all combined together ; add your walnuts if using.
  • 13
    Pour the batter evenly into the prepared bread pans.
  • 14
    Bake @ 300° for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours until firm to the touch or until a cake tester or a tooth pick put inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them sit in the pans for 3-5 minutes before removing.
  • 15
    Place on a wire rack and let cool...enjoy