Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Super Delicious Banana Bread!

I'm not exactly known as a master chef or baker (actually quite the opposite), haha. I mean, I cook and prepare food obviously so I can eat, but I tend to stick with the same very easy recipes over and over again. And not much at all in the way of baking. Well, this year I hope to change that and I'm trying out a few new recipes to broaden my horizons a little bit.

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)

3 eggs

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! :)


Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

yum!! I love banana bread!

Chelsee W said...

This looks super yummy! I will have to try it out:)

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