Banana Nut Bread

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 min
Total Time:
2 hr
Yield:
2 loaves

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 1/2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray the bottoms only of two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. COMBINE flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
  3. COMBINE shortening, sugar, mashed banana, eggs, nuts and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended.
  4. ADD dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Pour into prepared pans.
  5. BAKE 60 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving Size (1/16), Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 220mg, Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 28g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%.

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

Baking Tip

To use your stand mixer's dough hook, first mix dough ingredients using a flat paddle or regular beaters. Then knead with dough hook on medium speed for 3-5 minutes.

Baking Tip

The warmth of the liquid used in bread recipes is very important. If too hot, the yeast can be destroyed and the dough will not rise.