Friday, August 8, 2008

Mom's Banana Bread

3 mashed bananas
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp water
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Toasted walnuts
Mash bananas. Add sugar and water and let stand 15 minutes. Mix eggs and Crisco in large bowl. Add banana mixture and rest of ingredients. Beat well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes in greased loaf pan. Cool 10 minutes and turn out on cake rack.
*Note: Never use oil in place of shortening in this recipe.

Variation: Add toasted walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips.

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