Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread ever!! This was the most requested food items by my kids and their friends in high school and college and now my grandson, Carter, is a fan. We were visiting my daughter and her family at their river house and Carter, who’s only two, asked for some bread. Katie tried giving him a piece of sliced bread and a hamburger bun neither of which were what he wanted. She finally figured out he wanted more of the banana bread I’d brought, which she had already packed up to take home. He kept insisting on a piece of “bread” so she finally had to go out to the car, find the banana bread, and tear him off a hunk to eat while we finished packing. Now that’s good banana bread!! I didn’t get a picture of Carter with his hunk of banana bread but here’s one so you know who I’m talking about.




1 C. shortening
2 C. sugar
4 eggs
2 C. mashed bananas (3-4)
2 t. baking soda
2 t. vanilla
1/2 C. sour milk (mix 2t. vinegar w/milk) or use buttermilk
3 C. flour
1 C. walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream the shortening and sugar together and then add the eggs and beat until creamy. Add the mashed bananas, vanilla, and milk and mix thoroughly. Mix in the baking soda and flour. Mix well. Fold in the nuts. Pour the batter into two greased and floured loaf pans or 1 bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 1/4 hours until a tooth pick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean. Check to make sure the top of the bread is not browning too much. If it is, cover with aluminum foil shiny side up for the last 15 minutes of baking.

Makes two loaves or one bundt pan.

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6 Responses to “Banana Bread”
  1. Beth says:

    Sue, I forgot what a crowd pleaser this is. I will be making the recipe next time I have a pot luck event or my kids are home..they love it too. Great picture of your cutie pie Carter!

  2. I think the addition of the buttermilk is what is going to send it over the top. I have the four perfect bananas sitting on my counter right now. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Katie says:


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