So here’s the recipe I use straight out of the 1976 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook that my mom handed down to me when I left for college. Let’s just say I made this recipe a LOT in college and my roommates loved having me around!
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe (and I use very ripe) banana
1/2 cup walnuts (if you like them, mine are nut free)
Cream together shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour into well-greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 45-50 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool on rack.
And that’s it!!