Southern Banana Nut Bread

Southern Banana Nut Bread

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Jo Ann Duren


This banana bread recipe was in The Best of Country Cooking Coobook. It is really good with pecans in the bread and in the topping.


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Yield: 2 loaves
45 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 c
    mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    self rising flour*
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Southern Banana Nut Bread


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs.
  2. Blend in bananas and vanilla.
  3. Add flour alternately with buttermilk,
  4. Fold in pecans.
  5. Pour into two greased 8-inch x 4-inch x 2-inch loaf pans
  6. For topping combine 1/4 to 1/3 cup mashed ripe bananas, 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice; spread over loaves, Sprinkle additional chopped pecans.
  7. *Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup; add all-purpose flour to equal 1 cup.

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About Southern Banana Nut Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Yummy #unique

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