Banana Bread is always a good way to use up those ripe bananas, but sometimes we just plain let them ripen so we can make banana bread!

This is a basic, good, old-fashioned banana bread recipe with a few twists.  It has a perfect spongy texture for banana bread, and is delicious. Banana bread has always been a family favorite of mine, The family that I grew up in loved it and my husband, children, and now grandchildren love it.

We love the small change that using applesauce instead of shortening makes, and we like it with the sour cream or yogurt. We never had yogurt when I was growing up and we always used shortening. It is kind of fun to change things up a bit and see how they turn out.

Banana Bread

What Ingredients Do I Need For Banana Bread?

  • Shortening or applesauce
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Vanilla
  • Yogurt or sour cream
  • Chopped nuts (optional)

 

How Do I Make Banana Bread?

  • Cream together shortening and sugar.
  • Add beaten eggs and then bananas. Mix.
  • Then add soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir just until mixed.
  • Add vanilla, yogurt or sour cream, and nuts.
  • Bake in one large loaf pan and one small loaf pan.
  • Or you can bake in two large loaf pans; your loaves won’t be as tall and they do bake faster.
  • Bake @ 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

 

If you don’t care for it, you can always go back, but if you never try it, you will never know if you like things a different way. Sometimes I think that we just get in a rut because it is easy. Just imagine how different life would be if nobody had dared to venture out and try something new.

Sometimes I find myself thinking that I don’t like change, but when I think of riding a horse to the store, I think that I definitely like some change!

More Delicious Sweet Bread Recipes:

Lemon Bread

Cherry Bread

Strawberry Bread

 

Yield: 12

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread is always a good way to use up those ripe bananas, but sometimes we just plain let them ripen so we can make banana bread!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening or applesauce
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cream together shortening and sugar.
  2. Add beaten eggs and then bananas. Mix.
  3. Then add soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir just until mixed.
  4. Add vanilla, yogurt or sour cream, and nuts.
  5. Bake in one large loaf pan and one small loaf pan.
  6. Or you can bake it in two large loaf pans; your loaves won't be as tall and they do bake faster.
  7. Bake @ 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes if you filled the pans 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 37mgSodium 111mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 3gSugar 26gProtein 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix


 

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