Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. sour milk* (or buttermilk)
  • 1 c. mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts
  1. Grease a 9x5x3" loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together first three ingredients in a large bowl. Add bananas and sour milk. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour into loaf pan and let stand 20 min. before baking. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  4. Let stand in pan 2-5 minutes, then invert loaf onto cooling rack. Serve warm or cold.
We save empty bread bags to store the loaf in after it has cooled (do not put in while still warm, or it will grow rubbery and acquire a plastic taste). This makes a great breakfast with butter spread on it (or plain)! *To make milk sour, add 1/2 tsp. white vinegar to good milk and let sit a couple minutes.
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Last updated 2016-12-25
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