Granny's Banana Nut Bread - easy!
1/4 cshortening, butter flavor
3/4 csugar or splenda
2 cflour (i use 1/2 wheat & 1/2 cake flour)
2eggs (or egg beaters with yolk)
1/2 tspbaking soda
1/2-3/4 cnuts broken in pcs. (i use pecans)
1/2 tspalmond extract
How to Make Granny's Banana Nut Bread - easy!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Using Pam, spray a loaf pan, or you can make a smaller version in a bundt pan (it's cute).
Get large bowl & cream the sugar and shortening until blended well. In a small bowl, mash together the sliced up bananas & eggs. (Break the yoke if using real eggs and mix them a little before adding to the bananas). Pour the egg mixure in the sugar/shortening mix and blend well.
- In medium bowl stir dry ingredients together. Stir in the flour & buttermilk alternately, to the banana mixture, until blended. Stir in desired amount of nuts. Pour into pregreased loaf (or bundt) pan & bake in preheated oven, until toothpick comes out clean.
- My grandmother said to cook it 55 minutes, but I've found often it doesn't take that long. It's better to start checking it after 30 minutes, to avoid drying it out. I take it out as soon as the toothpick comes out clean, and let it cool on a thick straw coaster on the counter. After @ 15-20 minutes it'll still melt butter, so dig in and enjoy! :)
You can also play around with spices or some ingreds, I added a cup of coconut & some ginger last time I made it & doubled the recipe to fill a bundt pan & it was really good, so don't be afraid to try new things, or sizes with it! The single recipe makes a cute little round breakfast type cake, in a bundt pan, to have with coffee too.