Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

What does a person do when bananas are too ripe to eat? Some might ask, at the price of bananas, why haven’t they been eaten. There are so many way to enjoy a banana, in a fruit salad, on cereal, in smoothies, on yogurt or pancakes, in a sandwich with peanut butter or just by itself. Well, to be honest, these were on sale (half the regular price) so I bought extra with the intention of making this old family banana nut bread recipe Mom used to make.

This bread is a bit on the sweet side but full of bran and nuts so it makes a delicious breakfast or tea bread. Spread with a bit of peanut butter or serve with a side of yogurt for some added protein. It is hard not to eat the whole loaf.

Give the recipe a try and let me know how you like it.

Banana Nut Bread

1/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 beaten egg
1 c. bran
2 tbs. water
1 1/2 c. mashed bananas (3 good size)
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped nut meats

Cream shortening and sugar; add egg and bran. Mix thoroughly. Combine water and bananas; add to shortening and sugar mixture alternately with dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Add vanilla ans nuts. Pour into loaf pan and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.



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