• Mom’s Banana Nut Bread Recipe

    BANANA NUT BREADExcept for holiday dinners, my mom doesn’t cook anymore; however, back in the day she was a wonderful cook. I can still taste the treats she had ready for that herd of little feet who jumped off of the schoolbus at the end of a long day…all starving, of course.

    Mom probably began baking this banana nut bread as a special dessert fifty years ago. I’ve tried cheating, but the truth is that if you want it to taste like Mom’s, you have to prepare it as she did. AND…I can’t say it enough! If your bananas are not overly ripe and if you overcook, you won’t be happy with this recipe.

    Ingredients

    1 1/2 Cups Sugar
    1/2 Cup Shortening
    2 Large Eggs
    4 Bananas, very ripe and well mashed
    1/2 Teaspoon Salt
    1/2 Teaspoon Soda
    1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    3 Cups Flour, sifted and sifted again
    1/2 Cup Pecans

    Preparation

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

    2. Mash bananas well, and set aside.

    3. Sift flour twice and set aside.

    4. Cream sugar and shortening very well. Add eggs and bananas and beat well.

    5. Add salt, soda, and baking powder and continue beating until all are mixed well.

    6. Add flour until all is mixed well.

    7. Fold in chopped pecans.

    8. Bake in three greased coffee cans. (Okay, you can cheat on this one!) I use two small buttered loaf pans. Check after 45 minutes and continue cooking until toothpick comes out almost clean. Do not overcook!

    The main thing is not to overcook! I like the bread warm out of the oven; however, it is also good with a bit of cream cheese icing or cream cheese/banana icing.

    The main thing is not to overcook! I like the bread warm out of the oven; however, it is also good with a bit of cream cheese icing or cream cheese/banana icing.

     

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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