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Old-Fashioned Banana Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Old-Fashioned Banana Bread is one of my favorites because I have all the ingredients in my kitchen. The only thing I had to do was to make sure that I didn’t let my family eat all of the bananas since I needed to use them.

What Ingredients Will I Need?

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Ripened Bananas
  • Lemon Juice
  • Shortening
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Walnuts or Pecans
Ingredients for Banana Bread
Ingredients for Banana Bread

Helpful Tips for Making Banana Bread

When a recipe calls for sifted flour, you can use a whisk to sift if you don’t have a flour sifter. The purpose of sifting is to get out any clumps, which a whisk can do as well.

It is important that you have bananas that have dark spots, as they mash up easier and have a stronger flavor. You can use a fork or a rotary beater to mash them. To make it even easier, you can put the bananas in a large plastic bag and use a rolling pin to mash them.

What if I don’t have ripened bananas? You can place the bananas, still in peels, on a baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350 degrees until the peels turn black.

For shortening, I prefer butter-flavored sticks instead of the can of shortening. It is easier to measure and has a better flavor.

banana bread on marble board with one slice cut off
Banana Bread Fresh out of the Oven

Other Recipes You May Enjoy

If you like to make quick bread, you might like my Peanut Butter Bread. Cookies are also a fun treat, and you may enjoy these Easy Cake Mix Cookies. This Strawberry Coffee Cake is delicious, too. If you are looking for a gluten-free recipe, these Gluten Free Banana Muffins are also quite yummy. For a unique twist, you might want to try this Pineapple Banana Bread.

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

Old-Fashioned Banana Bread

This banana bread is just like Grandma's – moist and full of flavor. Made with nuts and plenty of ripe bananas, it tastes delicious with butter or on its own.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 loaves

Ingredients
  

  • cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups mashed, ripened bananas about 4-6
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts chopped

Instructions
 

  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together.
  • Mash bananas. Add lemon juice and stir.
  • Cream shortening and sugar together with electric mixer.
  • Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients, a little at a time, mixing between each addition. Alternate dry ingredients with milk until both have been completely added.
  • Stir in bananas and nuts.
  • Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

Notes

When a recipe calls for sifted flour, you can use a whisk to sift if you don’t have a flour sifter. The purpose of sifting is to get out any clumps, which a whisk can do as well.
It is important that you have bananas that have dark spots, as they mash up easier and have a stronger flavor. You can use a fork or a rotary beater to mash them. To make it even easier, you can put the bananas in a large plastic bag and use a rolling pin to mash them.
What if I don’t have ripened bananas? You can place the bananas, still in peels, on a baking sheet and cook in the oven at 350 degrees until the peels turn black.
For shortening, I prefer to use butter-flavored sticks as opposed to the can of shortening. It is easier to measure and has a better flavor.
Keyword 1960’s Recipe, Banana Bread, Banana Bread with Lemon Juice, Banana Nut Bread, Bread, Old-Fashioned Recipe

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