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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.)

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

Directions

  • 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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