Banana Nut Bread

  • Prep Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 2 mins
  • Yield: 2loaves
  • About This Recipe

    “This is my favorite banana bread. I like that it makes 2 loaves. One goes away too quickly!”

    Ingredients

  • 5largeripe bananas
  • 4eggs, well beaten
  • 1cupshortening
  • 2cupssugar
  • 4cupsflour
  • 2teaspoonsbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1cupchopped walnuts
  • Directions

  • Beat bananas until liquid.
  • Beat in eggs; set aside.
  • Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients and banana mixture *and beaten eggs.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350°F on lowest rack, for 50 minutes or until done.
  • Reviews

  • “I am a pro Chef and my weakness is definately baking like most Chefs that havnt specialized in Pastry.. So I bake as a past time and to improve my baking skills.. I have been usuing this recipe for about a year now for a “base” recipe.. It is a great recipe. The only things I do different is I add a tsp of vanilla to it, the zest of 1 lemon and usually some chopped up apricots and cranberries and I sub the nuts usually with cinnamon almonds.. I also put about a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon in it to… Great results and everyone has loved it.!! Sometimes I will use half shortening and half butter just for a richer flavor.. Great recipe to follow by itself or if you want to add a few things like dried fruit or chocolate chips, etc. :0)”

  • “This is a very good recipe and very tasty!But I did not make two loaves because I wanted to make was mini-loaves with this recipe.Since the recipe says it makes 2 loaves, it will make 8 mini loaves.What I learned was:1.Don’t let the breads cook for 1 hour, but rather 30-35 minutes.2. Fill the mini-loaf pans just about half way.They rise really nice.3. You need a powerful mixer!I was using a 5 speed hand mixer and I thought I was going to burn it out!ha! ha!I didn’t have walnuts I did find a 1/2 cup of sliced pecans and those worked well too.Thanks for the wonderful recipe!Bridget”

  • “Very good Banana Bread!My sons and their friends love it! Warm with some butter ;)very moist and full of flavor”

  • “First off, you can never go wrong with any recipe of MissNezz!This bread is wonderful as written and very adaptable to any changes you would care to make.Toasting the nuts first is a great start, and like Chef Mike7121 a touch of vanilla with the use of 1/2 shortening 1/2 butter makes this almost cake like!WONDERFUL recipe my friend!!Thank you for sharing!!”

  • “Awesome!I made exactly as written and it came out beautiful and tasted great.I did have to cook for 60 minutes.I got rave reviews from some of my husbands coworkers and they are asking for more.”

  • “Well, MizzNez, you have the best recipes ever!I made this recipe because it sounded good, and it makes 2 loaves.One to give a sick neighbor and one for me.Nice, full banana flavor, and really moist, which is what a good bread is suppose to be.Thank you for sharing this keeper!!”

  • “This recipe is so awesome.I have tried the full recipe-came out perfect.I made a half recipe-came out perfect.I also tried it with only 2 bananas and halved the recipe using butter instead of shortening because I was out-it still came out perfect!You really can’t mess this recipe up, this is my go to BNB recipe!Thanks MizzNez for posting!”

  • “Simply delicious!I made this tonight at the request of my husband.You are right, it is hard to stop eating it!!I used a little less than a cup of shortening (I ran out) and did not add the nuts.It was still moist and delicious.I baked for about 60 mins.I actually thought that it looked too brown on top but it was not done in the middle.Much to my surprise, it was perfect!Thanks again, MizzNezz!”

  • “Absolutely Delicious!I made one large bundt cake with the mixture and used toasted pecans instead of walnuts.My entire family loved it.”

  • “I was looking for a basic banana nut bread recipe, and this filled the bill.(plus I knew I couldn’t go wrong with one of your recipes!) My daughter and I were going to make it this morning – but that fell through – she didn’t seem too excited about helping anymore,so I did it. Very moist and “banana-y.”I had to bake it longer than 50 mins. more like 65, but I realize all ovens are different.Thanks!”

  • “I’m munching on a warm slice of this bread w/some cinnamon butter as I’m entering this review. I made half the recipe & used butter instead of shortening & used 1/4 c brown sugar with the white sugar to = 1 c. for the half recipe.I also used chopped pecans because that is what I had.I will make again & I will add vanilla & lemon zest as others have done.”

  • “Great base recipe.I’m now munching on my second batch.The first try at it, I followed the recipe to a *T*.It was very good.Nice nutty texture coupled with a nice banana flavor.On the second round I added blueberries and roasted pumpkin seeds (last night was Halloween, after all).That is why I referred to it as a great *base*.Just throw in whatever happens to be available is my motto.”

  • “This recipe was easy to follow and the bread tasted great.I did have to add almost 30 minutes to the bake time, possibly due to the altitude (we are at 1200′ above sea level) but am not sure.I also added 1 tsp. vanilla and a dash of cinnamon to the recipe as well as 1 cup raisins.I uses half all purpose flour as well as half whole wheat.It’s not only delicious but hearty and healthy.Thanks for putting this up!”

  • “Have made this bread twice, awesome, did have to bake additional 10 minutes to get top of bread done, also added nuts to top, excellant recipe, thank you.”

  • “Awesome!!”

  • “I have never really been happy with the banana bread recipes I have tried up until now. This was perfect! My loaf pans were smaller so I also got 6 muffins (35 minutes) out of this recipe plus 2 loafs. I did add about a T of vanilla based on other reviews and I had six bananas to use up.”

  • “Very good banana bread. I was happy that it made two. One for me one for my neighbor!”

  • “This is one of the 8 bread recipes I made to give as gifts to the members of my church. It is delicious and easy. Thanks for the recipe.”

  • “I tried this just because it makes 2 loafs. The recipe was very easy to follow. The only thing I would do differently was maybe add 1/2 cup more sugar.It did not taste sweet enough for my husband taste.(which he could use cutting back on the sugar anyway)I love the bread. It was great with a glass of cold milk. Thanks for helping me use up the bananas before I threw them out.”

  • “This was truly delicious! I used butter instead of shortening. This loaf has wonderful flavor, is moist and sure didn’t last long. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.”

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