Sunday, February 11, 2007

Banana Bread

Got some old, browning bananas on the counter? Here's a quick, simple Banana Bread recipe that Naomi got from her mom.

1/2 cup shortening or butter, or butter flavored shortening... whichever you prefer
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream together shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add bananas. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt, then add to banana mixture. Pour into greased 9x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Our Personal touches:
We always use butter instead of shortening. Sometimes we add a handful of crushed chocolate chips or some walnuts. We don't recommend baking in a real loaf pan. The mixture is to deep and the center comes out doughy. We found that it bakes better in a bunt pan (and has a nice presentation as well). When baking in a bunt pan, bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.


Poster said...

Bunt pan worked out great with exactly 35 minutes of baking time.

Poster said...

Even better at 325 instead of 350