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Banana Nut Bread

Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:1 hrs 5 min
Yield:2 loaves


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 1/2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray the bottoms only of two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans with no-stick cooking spray.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.

  3. 3.
    COMBINE shortening, sugar, mashed banana, eggs, nuts and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended.

  4. 4.
    ADD dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Pour into prepared pans.

  5. 5.
    BAKE 60 to 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack.


Serving Size (1/16), Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 220mg, Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 28g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 2%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Banana Nut Bread 4.4 5 15 19
Delicious and Simple!! This will be my go-to banana bread recipe from now on!! So delicious and simple to prepare!! April 14, 2013
This recipe is great This recipe is fantastic and very yummi and very easy. All my family loved it. March 31, 2013
Tasty Banana bread I've always loved banana bread and got tired of buying it at the store. I tried this easy to follow and make recipe and found the results to be delicious. March 6, 2013
So Good This is a terrific recipe. Such a keeper!! Easy to make and my family couldn't get enough of this banana bread. Will make throughout the year for them. February 17, 2013
Mmmmm good I must say, this bread turned out better than expected. I found it to be airy, and so flavorful. A great way to use up items you always have on hand. February 7, 2013
The family really enjoyed this banana bread. The recipe was easy to follow with ingredients readily available in the pantry. Loved the fact I did not have to use butter. The result is a bread with great texture, flavor and a beautiful golden appearance. We loved it! February 3, 2013
yummy I love the combination of nuts and bananas. Try a little creme cheese on top. February 2, 2013
Raid the freezer! This bread freezes well. So the next time you need something hummy just raid the freezer for a loave. January 16, 2013
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