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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grandma's Banana Bread

I had some bananas that were about to go bad so I decided to whip up some banana bread. This recipe caught my eye because it doesn't use a bread pan.... (plus it's very yummy)


2 Cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ Cup shortening
1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup mashed bananas (make sure they are very ripe for the best flavor)
½ Cup chopped pecans (I like to use pecan chips)
1 teaspoon flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch tube pan, set aside.

Sift together the 2 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

Cream together the shortening and sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the bananas, mixing just until blended.

Combine the pecans and 1 teaspoon flour; stir into batter. Pour into the prepared 9" tube pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove and cool on a rack. This recipe makes 1 loaf.

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