Banana Bread


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Servs: 6   Makes: 1 to 4 loafs   Prep:   Cook:

This recipe was passed down from my grandmother to my mother, and then me. From what I was told, it was something my grandmother made as an inexpensive treat for my mother and her 5 brother's and sisters. Not expensive to make, but very, VERY good!!

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  • add   1 cup Bananas
  • add   1 Egg
  • add   1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • add   1/4 cup Milk
  • add   1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  • add   1 tsp Vanilla
  • add   1 tsp Baking Soda
  • add   a dash of salt
  • add   1/2 cup Crisco shortening (use butter flavored shortening for a butter flavor)
  • add   1 cup Pecans (optional)


  1. In one mixing bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher. In a separate bowl, mix sugar and shortening until creamy. Then beat in egg. Then add vanilla, salt, baking soda, bananas, and milk. Mix until smooth. Beat in flour and pecans (optional).
  2. Grease and then flour loaf pans (use glass, dark, nonstick, or mini loaf pans).
  3. ALT: Or use cupcake cups and/or muffin pan for cupcakes or muffins. Spray cupcake cups or muffin pan with cooking spray.
  4. Pour mixture into loaf pans, cupcake cups, or muffin pan until they are just over halfway to the top. This allows for the bread to rise and not overflow.
  5. Bake at 350 for 35 to 50 minutes (20 to 35 minutes for cupcakes or muffins).
  6. Test with toothpick inserted in middle that it comes out clean.
denise olivares

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denise olivares 00:11, 04 Dec 2013

Thought this recipe was cool and just wanted to let you know. It is tasty but it did not rise much at all. I think baking powder would be better to use than baking soda.

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weird1 20:42, 06 Dec 2008

You can either double or triple to ingredients for more bread, just make sure you have a large mixing bowl for the final mixture. I usually triple the mixture.

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