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
    OR 1/2 cup 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

The amount of flour needed to knead bread dough varies based on the climate or season. Flour absorbs moisture from humid air, and loses moisture to dry air.

Baking Tip

Allow bread dough to rise during both proofing periods, until it doubles in size or until an indentation remains when you press it with your fingers.