Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Kate's Banana Bread!

The sickness around here had me in a funk for a long time. I truly missed cooking and sharing recipes with ya'll.

But it seems that finally the germs are moving on and everyone is feeling better, which means for me, I get to spend some time in the kitchen doing what I love.....cooking and baking.

Here's a quick but delicious banana bread recipe that I first found over at Kate's and loved it so much, it's the one I turn to whenever I have overly ripe bananas, which I did today.



1/3 cup shortening (I used butter instead)
3/4 C light brown sugar
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 bananas)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour (I used Self Rising Flour and omitted the salt and baking soda)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup milk ( I used buttermilk)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I didn't add these today, didn't have any on hand)

Cream the shortening (or butter) with the sugar.


Add the mashed bananas and eggs.


Sift the flour with the salt and baking soda and add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Stir in the nuts.


Bake in a greased loaf pan, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, in a moderate oven, 350 degrees, for an hour. Turn out and cool on rack; wrap in aluminium foil.

This bread slices better the second day.

Yield: 1 loaf


  1. I'm glad you are better now! This banana bread would make me feel better too! I am going to have to let some bananas go bad so I can make some bread. Your recipe looks great and the pictures are almost "scratch and sniff!"

  2. Hi! I recently discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading all the recipes!

    I am not usually that much of a baker, but I do love making bananna bread so will have to try this recipe out.


  3. Glad you're all feeling better now Sandra! I bet the Banana bread helped!

  4. We are big banana bread eaters here!!!
    sandy toe

  5. I am always freezing my bananas that are too ripe and then I make 'batches' of banana bread, or a banana cake, freeze it, give it as gifts. looks like a great recipe!

  6. I'm so glad you and yours are feeling better today...we love banana bread here. My daughter who lives in AL loves the most I believe....Thank you, Kae

  7. Hi there. I'd like to try this. Do you know if it freezes well?

  8. Thanks so much for linking to my banana bread recipe. It's good, isn't it?


  9. My father is a huge fan of banana bread and I always try to bake one for him whenever we see my parents. He has yet to be fully blown away by any of the recipes i've tried. Simplicity is key, and yours looks perfect! Can't wait to try it.thank you for shearing your post.


    Max mickle