Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Best Banana Bread Recipe EVER!

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

I have tried making several recipes, again and again with many failures... This one is full proof that I adapted.. you won't have to try another one after this. Tell me what you think..... see cinnamon swirl variation at the bottom of this page.
I use this recipe to make a great banana split cake ...pictured is two slices of cake, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, fresh pineapple,

sliced banana's, chocolate hot fudge , carmel topping.... add a cherry on top.....

Banana Bread

Mix together:
2 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In another bowl beat well:
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups mashed banana's
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
4 eggs
optional: 1 cup walnuts

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix till all are incorporated. Pour into two well greased loaf pans or make muffins. Bake ar 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until brown and middle is dry when tested with a toothpick.

Variation: Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread...
1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 sugar( add nuts optional)...mix together .Pour 1/2 the batter in a loaf top with sugar cinnamon mixture and bake....
other variations:
Fill with mini chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts, proceed as above.
This recipe also makes awesome muffins!
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