Banana Bread

We love bananas here at our house, but for some reason, the last bunch I got seems to have sat and sat on our counter without being touched. This means that I have 5 bananas that will probably be thrown away since they are almost completely black. That was until I thought, “Duh, why not make banana bread?”

This recipe is from Alyssa at The Recipe Critic and she made it look and sound so delicious that I just had to give it a try. She is a new food blogger like me, so be sure to go and show her some love too!

Banana Bread
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Recipe from The Recipe Critic
Makes about 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 c flour
  • 3-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (About 3)
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a bread pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix sugar, shortening, and egg thoroughly. Stir in milk.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together dry ingredients and add to mixture.
  4. Blend in bananas. (Make sure to do this part by hand.)
  5. Batter will be a little lumpy, which is just how we like it! Pour into pan.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes, using a toothpick to check center.
  7. Slather on some butter and enjoy this scrumptious snack!
For some added flavor, you can also add walnuts. Enjoy!


  1. says

    Thank you for the follow on Piggy In Polka Dots!! You have some very yummy looking recipes on your blog of which I am now following! Have a great evening!


  2. says

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