Banana Nut Bread I

Moms, don’t let the holiday season pass you by without making this classic banana nut bread. This is a recipe that will be sure to please any palate with its moist, delicate texture and delightful flavors. With only 4 ingredients (and one of them being bananas), it won’t take much time at all for you to whip up this delicious treat!
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prep: 10 mins cook: 1 hr total: 1 hr 10 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 2 – 9×5 inch loaves


½ cup chopped walnuts

1 ½ cups mashed bananas

1 cup shortening

2 ½ cups white sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 ¼ cups buttermilk

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, and soda. Stir in nuts if desired. Pour batter into two greased 9×5 inch pans.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 256 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 23.8mg; sodium 131.8mg.

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