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Rich and Delicious Banana Bread Recipe

Rich and Delicious Banana Bread

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"This is an old family recipe that is requested frequently by the children. It's simple to make, rich and delicious."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x4 inch loaf pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt. Blend in the mashed bananas. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2003

This recipe is AWESOME. So easy, tastes delicious and never fails. I've been making it often as my house is for sale and it gets the house smelling just wonderful for people walking through. It's very adaptable too. I like to add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla to it and often substitue other fruits for the banana. This morning I used 1 banana, 1 peach and a 1/2 cup of shredded zuchinni and a handful of raisins. Yesterday it was 1 banana and 1 c of zuchinni. Before that it was all zuchinni and a 1/2 c pineapple and raisins. This recipe hasn't failed on me yet!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2012

This may be tolerable for those w/ allergies to eggs or milk, but for those of us who are not I recommend using a traditional recipe w/ eggs. This recipe is a bit to "gummy" for me. I will not make again.

Apr 30, 2008

This was easy to make and tasted good. I agree with others that the mixture was a bit on the dry side (used US measurements) so I added some milk. I also used butter instead of shortening (I didn't have any on hand), made them in muffin form (for quicker cooking) and added some rolled oats, flaked almonds and shredded coconut.

Jun 08, 2003

I was hesitant that this would work at first but it came out GREAT. The loaf was gone by the end of the night and it made the whole house smell wonderful. I added 3/4 cup of milk to the recipie but I reccomend cutting it to 1/2 to make a more bread like consistency. I will definately make this one again.

Jan 25, 2004

I never knew you could make a quick bread without eggs. I was skeptical so I had to try. It was delicious. I used applesauce instead of shortening and replaced 1/2 c. of the white flour with whole wheat flour. I also add 1/2 cup milk since I only had 2 bananas. This will go in my regular rotation.

Jul 30, 2003

This was a yummy recipe after I added 3/4 cup of milk to it.

Oct 13, 2003

This is a wonderful recipe. It was pleasantly surprising to find one without eggs. I also substituted unsweetened applesauce (3/4 cup) for the shortening. And yes, the house did smell wonderful!

Apr 11, 2003

A flawless recipe! Excellent! Moist! I have a friend who's allergic to eggs so this is perfect for her! Add walnuts and/or chocolate chips!


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  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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