Banana Bread
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup very ripe banana- mashed
  • cinnamon sugar
  1. Cream together shortening and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana.
  4. Grease a 9"x5"x3" pan.
  5. Pour about 2 tsp of cinnamon sugar into the bottom of pan and tip pan back and forth and sideways to coat the bottom and side of pan with the cinnamon mixture.
  6. Pour bread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until you can just tell it is done.
  8. You can poke a toothpick in the center to make sure.
  9. If it comes out clean the bread is done.
  10. Try not to over cook it.
  11. Remove from pan as soon as you can and let it cool on rack.
  12. Brush top with butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
Recipe by Gracious Rain at