BANANA NUT BREAD
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour milk (add 1 teaspoon baking soda to regular milk)
2 cups flour
3 ripe bananas, mashed (use med. to large bananas)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts, course chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening and sugars with mixer until light. Add beaten eggs. Add the milk/soda mixture. Stir in flour, bananas and salt. Mix well. Stir in the chopped nuts. spray and flour a loaf pan. Fill pan 1/2 to 3/4 full - I like to sprinkle a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon on the top before baking. Bake for approximately 1 hour - test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into bread, when the toothpick comes out clean the bread is done. If you are like me and are using smaller loaf pans, you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Remove bread from loaf pan and wrap it in a paper towel to cool.
Wrap loaves in plastic wrap to store. These loaves freeze well.
This recipe makes 1 loaf. I usually use the aluminum pans from the store to make my breads. They are easy, throw away and a little smaller than a true loaf pan. I get 1 of the aluminum regular size loaves and 2 of those smaller, individual size loaves from one batch of this recipe.