Banana-Nut Bread

Use very ripe bananas for the best flavor in this recipe.


1 loaf

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs
3 small bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


Beat sugar and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, banana, and vanilla, beating well.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to banana mixture, beating until combined. Stir in chopped walnuts.

Pour into a greased and floured 8-inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove loaf from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.