Yum! I love banana bread. Well, I love any bread to be honest :) This is a pretty easy recipe, though I might recommend baking it at a lower temperature than recommended for a longer period of time. I found the ends of my bread were a little dry while the center was just slightly under-baked.
You will need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup banana (I used 2 large bananas)
- Optional: 1/2 cup nuts (I used 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips instead!)
Combine everything except the flour and nuts (or chocolate chips) and beat well. Add the flour and then the nuts or chocolate.
Put in a loaf pan and let it rest for 20 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes (again, I might suggest a lower temperature for a longer time).