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Easy Banana Bread

I watch several youngsters each day while their parents are at work. They come running when I announce it's time to cook. This easy banana 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
    1 loaf (16 slices.)


  • 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


  • 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 8x4-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan; cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 133 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • grandmaskitchen
    Aug 18, 2020

    I made this today, with 3 1/2 ( I was hungry, ate half of a banana) very ripe bananas and I substituted sugar in the raw 3/4 cup for the processed white sugar 1/2 cup. Baked in an 8" bread pan for 50 min @ 350 degrees and it came out perfect !!!!

  • JoanieK53
    Jun 27, 2020

    Only had 1 banana . Will definitely use 2 next time as batter was a little stiff.

  • s_pants
    Jan 28, 2020

    I made this again to try as gluten free. These are my changes: used butter flavored shortening, 3 eggs instead of 2, sorghum flour and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with the flour mixture, added 1 teaspoon vanilla extract after the eggs. Also stirred in 2/3 cup chopped pecans in the end. My husband loved it!

  • cstep56
    Oct 14, 2019

    Excellent simple receipt that tastes great.

  • momax2
    Nov 14, 2018

    Easy recipe. Bread turned out perfect. Uses on-hand ingredients.

  • Loiscooks
    Jul 25, 2016

    A good banana bread. I used butter instead of shortening. If I make it again, I will increase the amount of bananas.

  • apschwartz
    Apr 6, 2016

    As the name indicates, it's easy...and very delicious!! Substituted butter for the shortening.

  • fabianrene33
    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.

  • Bakerjulie
    Jul 18, 2015

    Love this recipe. I added a little more sugar & 2 cups of bananas.Very good & moist.

  • ryansaunt12
    May 29, 2015

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