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Easy Banana Bread Recipe
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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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I watch several youngsters each day while their parents are at work. They come running when I announce it's time to cook. This bread is one of their favorite treats to help bake and eat.—Sharon Ward, King Ferry, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 133 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan; cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices.).
Originally published as Easy Banana Bread in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 133 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I love it. It was my first time making banana bread and I hit the jackpot. Its not all thick and heavy like others I have eaten. Fool proof recipe."

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Love this recipe. I added a little more sugar & 2 cups of bananas.

Very good & moist."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"The consistency is great! I did not change anything, but I did add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. We loved it"

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Easy and tastes great!"

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"Very basic recipe but very good."

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