Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Banana Bread Deluxe

Because we had lots of overripe bananas!

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
6 ripe bananas
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (opt.)
Cream shortening and sugar in mixer. Add very ripe bananas and eggs alternately.
(If bananas are not too ripe, they are best mashed ahead of time)
Add sifted dry ingredients
(I never sift ~ I put dry ingredients into a bowl and stir well with a wire wisk)
Mix until moist
Fold in nuts if desired (I don't! I'm a purist~no sugar or cream in my tea and no nuts in my banana bread!)
Spoon into 2 greased loaf pans ~ bottom and sides
Bake 350* 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
Cool completely
(I think I must be a non-conformist! I can't wait for it to come out of the oven, much less wait till it is cooled! But I have to say ~ this is better the next day when the top gets sweet and sticky!)
(I'm sure you will! ;~} )


lady m said...

Lady Farmer,

These look so delicious! I like banana bread a great deal, but I have not found a version that I could bake without the delicious taste of sugar :(

Thank you for sharing it with us...I could almost smell the aroma ~ yummm!

lady m

Miss Jen said...

Oh my.... Lady Farmer!!! :)
This looks AMAZING...
thank you SO much for sharing...
I do Church snack once a month
and will look forward to making
this sometime in the near future!

Love in Jesus~ Miss Jen

Lori said...

Oh I so love banana bread (minus nuts for me too!) :) And you're right's much better next day when it seems to get even moister. I love it when i can find bananas marked down at the store. I either make banana bread or homemade banana ice cream. :)

Sharon said...

Lady Farmer,

This looks wonderful. Hmmm, I may just have to make some today, it is overcast with rain in the forecast afterall ;)

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!


Vivianna said...

Yummo! We LOVE the smell of banana bread baking in the oven, and how it tastes too ; ) Yours looks quite delicious. Hope you enjoy every bit of it.