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Grandma's Banana Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma's Banana Bread, by , is from The Richins Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Heather Gorringe
Added: Tuesday, March 18, 2008


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening softened (I use butter)
2 eggs
2 bananas, very ripe and smashed
1 t vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a loaf pan.
Cream together shortening and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, until combined.
Add bananas, vanilla and buttermilk until combined.
In a seperate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients into banana mixture.
Stir just to combine. Don't overmix.
Fold in nuts and chocolate chips if using.
Pour batter into prepared pan.Bake for 50-60 minutes.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 min prep. 60 minutes baking
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the only banana bread recipe I ever use! Thanks Grandma!
*Sour milk can be made using regular milk and a splash of vinegar.




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