Banana Molasses Bread

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

A great sweet quick bread.

Ingredients

3 -- ripe bananas
1 -- egg, beaten
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light molasses
2 tablespoons melted shortening
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Mash bananas until no lumps remain.  Add unbeaten egg.  Mix well.  Beat in sugar, molasses and shortening.  Mix and sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add to banana-egg mixture.  Stir in walnuts.  Bake an greased loaf pan (9x5x3-inches) in moderate oven, 325F, for about 1 hour.

Note:  Banana bread is like all quick breads and muffins.  It doesn't like beating.  Once you begin to add the dry ingredients, stir, do not beat.  Stir only enough to blend.  The texture will reward you.

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