This is a good old fashioned banana nut bread recipe with buttermilk. The recipe that my mom used for her entire life, and was handed down to her from my grandmother. Easy quick bread that’s dense, moist and full of banana flavor.
Tis the season for baking so I’m posting my mom’s Banana Nut Bread recipe.
Nothing new, nothing special, just a reliable, moist and old-fashioned quick bread using good old Crisco. This recipe uses the creaming method where the shortening, sugar and eggs are creamed together before the bananas and dry ingredients are added.
Creaming adds air, and affects the volume and texture of the bread. And no, I’ve not become an overnight baking expert, I Googled it.
This recipe has been in our family for a very long time. And the reason this old fashioned, is due to the use of Crisco vegetable shortening.
Banana Nut Bread made a regular year-round appearance when I was growing up. Served with butter most of the time, then sometime in the 70’s, my mom came up with the idea of spreading room temperature cream cheese over a warm slice.
However you slice it and serve it, it’s my favorite.
Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread Recipe
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Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening Crisco
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup banana very ripe and mashed
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup pecans — chopped
- Sift flour, soda and salt together. Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mashed bananas and buttermilk. Add 3/4 cup nuts.
- Turn into greased 9 x 5 or 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 oaf pan. Bake 350 degrees 60 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Oven temps vary, so start checking doneness after 45 – 50 minutes.
Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread …It’s What’s for Baking.
From The Kitchen Of Lea Ann Brown