Today we had another day off of school (Polar Vortex Part 2 and all...hah!) and I decided to try a recipe that I got from my sweet mom. She makes this banana bread and I LOVE it but this is the first time I've made it myself!
Here is recipe--it's pretty easy, you just have to plan ahead and make sure you have a few old bananas that can easily be mashed. I stick mine in the freezer after they have gone brown or very soft and save them for this recipe!
Banana Bread (makes 2 loaves)
1.5 cups sugar
¾ cup shortening (I use butter – 1.5 sticks)
2 cups mashed bananas
4 cups flour
1.5 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
1.5 cups chopped nuts (optional- I put in extra raisins)
1 cup raisins
Cream sugar and butter, then add eggs and mashed bananas. Mix dry ingredients together, add
to banana mix. Add raisins, mix well. Bake at 375 for 1 hour in 2 loaf pans, approximately 5x9
And if all goes well, this is what you end up with!!
And that reminds me, time for another piece! :)