Friday, June 18, 2010

Banana Bread

Now, I know that there are tons of Banana Bread recipes out there... and every one says that it is the best... but believe me, THIS ONE is the best!

This is another beloved family recipe from my Mom's family. It is versatile, and can be made into 1 big loaf, 2 smaller ones, or even muffins!

Banana Bread

1/2 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
1 teas vanilla
2 well beaten eggs
2 c flour
1/2 teas salt
1/2 teas baking soda
4 TB sour* milk
1 c banana pulp (roughly 2 bananas)- the riper the banana, the better the bread!
1 c walnuts, chopped (optional)

*Sour milk by adding 1 teas of lemon juice.

Cream shortening and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat until creamy.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, mix milk and banana pulp.
Add the flour mixture to the shortening bowl, alternately with the milk and banana pulp.
A little flour mixture, stir. Then a little banana mixture, stir. Continue until all is mixed.

Pour into 1 bread pan, 2 small bread pans, or muffin tins. Only fill each pan halfway.
Bake at 350 for 60 min. for 1 loaf,
30 min. for 2 small loaves,
15-20 min. for muffins.


  1. Banana bread is one of my fave things :D

  2. Can I use buttermilk instead of soured milk?

    Just wondering, because I have lots left over from week 1.

  3. I have yet to try buttermilk/sour milk in my banana bread ~ I'm sure this will add a whole 'nother dimension! Thanks for the recipe ~

  4. ah, banana bread! i used to get a slice of banana bread for breakfast to go along with my cafe mocha at starbucks. back when i was working and i could afford it...

    a new follower from SITS :)

  5. Oh my goodness. Now I totally want some bannana bread for breakfast! Yummy!

  6. It does look and sound delicious! I don't know if I can get my husband to try a new recipe though.

  7. This is a re-post. I answered Laura's question by email, but I'll answer it here as well. Yes, you can substitute Buttermilk. I've never done that because I always have milk on hand, but it is perfectly fine to substitute!

  8. Ooh, this looks delicious! I think I am going to give this a try later this week..