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The Best Banana Bread

Submitted by: brookdale on September 26, 2014
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The Best Banana Bread

This is from my Grandma’s 1953 Betty Crocker cookbook. I use it a lot. The banana bread always comes out moist and delicious.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 1 loaf, or 3 small loaves

Prep Time: About 15 min. not including rest time.   Cook Time: 50 - 60 min.  


2/3 c white sugar

1/3 c soft shortening

2 eggs

3 Tbsp sour milk or buttermilk

1 c mashed banana (2-3 med. bananas)

2 c all-purpose flour

1 teas. baking powder

1/2 teas. each baking soda & salt

1/2 c chopped nuts if desired.


Mix shortening, sugar, eggs together thoroughly.
Stir in buttermilk and mashed bananas.
Sift together and stir in dry ingredients.
Add nuts if desired. I sometimes just sprinkle some chopped nuts over the top before baking.
Pour into well greased 9x5x3″ loaf pan, or 3 small loaf pans. Let stand 20 min. before baking.(I don’t always do this)
Bake at 350* (325* for glass pan or smaller pans) for 50-60 min. till done, less time for smaller pans. Serve warm or cold.
Try spreading peanut butter on a slice…yum!
Can be frozen for a few months, well-wrapped.

Categories: Breads, Fruit Breads, Gift Basket Goodies, Old-Fashioned, Other Breads

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  1. 4-8

    Brookdale was kind enough to send me this recipe when I was looking for a good bananna bread. Perfection!
    I love this recipe! It is the omly recipe for bananna bread that I will ever use, it is nice and moist and never fails.
    Thank you Brookdale.

  2. 4-8

    We had a late breakfast today at a restaurant, and I had something new, grilled banana bread with my scrambled eggs and fruit. Yum! I’m going to try grilling it at home the next time I make it.

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