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

Recipe by Southern Living November 2001

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Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

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