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Walnut Banana Bread

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I bake 200 loaves of bread.—Douglas Jennings, Ottawa, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 207 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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