Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread

  • Yield 12 servings


1/2 cup shortening, butter or a mix of both
3/4 cup white or brown sugar, or mix of both
2 large eggs
1 cup overripe mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry oatmeal, quick or old-fashioned
1/2 cup chopped nuts



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the banana and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.



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