Banana Bread


This isn’t a Pinterest item, but my love of bread has overtaken me today, and luck was on my side because I had bananas in the house! If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you know I’ve done a lot of bread recipes! This is a recipe that I got from a dear friend of mine from New York. Tom Page, thank you for the many delicious servings of this that I have consumed!
You start by beating 5 large bananas, the more overripe, the better the bread will be, until they are almost liquefied. Beat in 4 eggs until the mixture is well blended. In a separate bowl, cream together 1 cup of shortening and 2 cups of sugar. Once it’s a fluffy combination, add it to the banana and egg mixture. Add in 2 tsp baking soda, 3 1/2 cups of flour and 1 tsp salt. 1 cup of walnuts is optional, I used to leave them out because Tony doesn’t like them, but he hasn’t been eating a whole lot of my last few batches so the kids and I are adding walnuts!
I used to do 1 big pan of bread and that cooks at 300* for 1hr and 15min. Here lately, I’ve been doing 4 small loaves which I bake for 45 minutes at 300*.
You can probably tell by the picture that my bread overflowed a bit. It’s the first time I’ve had that happen, and I’m not really sure why, but we will still eat the heck out of it.
This is the most delicious banana bread I’ve ever had, and that includes the stuff they sell at Starbucks! It’s a great breakfast item too. Slice a little piece off and slather on some butter and you are in for a treat!
Happy Baking!