Sunday, July 13, 2008

Family-Recipe Banana Bread

Mmmm...I've made many an internet-recipe-banana-bread --- but nothing tops the family recipe!

I made this banana bread into muffins (So DH could easily share with co-workers), but it makes a darn good bread loaf as well. I've included baking instructions for both.

Banana Bread

(Family Recipe)

1/4 cup soft shortening (I used butter)

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2/3 cup mashed bananas (I used about 3 bananas)

3 tablespoons sour milk/buttermilk (I used regular milk today and it was fine)

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

- Mix together shortening and sugar

- Add egg, mashed bananas, and buttermilk

- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

- For 1 loaf of banana bread: generously grease a bread pan (grandma's directions say to then line the loaf pan with two-thickness of wax paper, and grease the wax paper.) Add batter. Bake 1 hour (start checking it at about 50 minutes)

- For 12 muffins: line muffin tin with paper liners, or, grease generously. Load tins with batter and bake for 25-30 minutes.


I sprinkled mine with a little bit of large-granule sugar to make them pretty

1 comment:

Joelen said...

Those looks wonderful! What kind of sugar did you use to top them? I like the large size for the added crunch!