Banana Nut Bread

Oxmoor House
1 loaf


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1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans


Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well. Add bananas, and mix until smooth.

Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Dredge pecans in remaining flour; stir into batter.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

Created date

February 2010