Rating: 4.63 stars
367 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 271
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6

This is an old family recipe that is requested frequently by the children. It's simple to make, rich and delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 8x4 inch loaf pan
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt. Blend in the mashed bananas. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fat 10.6g; sodium 359.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (303)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
This recipe is AWESOME. So easy, tastes delicious and never fails. I've been making it often as my house is for sale and it gets the house smelling just wonderful for people walking through. It's very adaptable too. I like to add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla to it and often substitue other fruits for the banana. This morning I used 1 banana, 1 peach and a 1/2 cup of shredded zuchinni and a handful of raisins. Yesterday it was 1 banana and 1 c of zuchinni. Before that it was all zuchinni and a 1/2 c pineapple and raisins. This recipe hasn't failed on me yet! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2012
This may be tolerable for those w/ allergies to eggs or milk but for those of us who are not I recommend using a traditional recipe w/ eggs. This recipe is a bit to "gummy" for me. I will not make again. Read More
(11)
367 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 271
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
This recipe is AWESOME. So easy, tastes delicious and never fails. I've been making it often as my house is for sale and it gets the house smelling just wonderful for people walking through. It's very adaptable too. I like to add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla to it and often substitue other fruits for the banana. This morning I used 1 banana, 1 peach and a 1/2 cup of shredded zuchinni and a handful of raisins. Yesterday it was 1 banana and 1 c of zuchinni. Before that it was all zuchinni and a 1/2 c pineapple and raisins. This recipe hasn't failed on me yet! Read More
(138)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2008
This was easy to make and tasted good. I agree with others that the mixture was a bit on the dry side (used US measurements) so I added some milk. I also used butter instead of shortening (I didn't have any on hand), made them in muffin form (for quicker cooking) and added some rolled oats, flaked almonds and shredded coconut. Read More
(100)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2003
I was hesitant that this would work at first but it came out GREAT. The loaf was gone by the end of the night and it made the whole house smell wonderful. I added 3/4 cup of milk to the recipie but I reccomend cutting it to 1/2 to make a more bread like consistency. I will definately make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I never knew you could make a quick bread without eggs. I was skeptical so I had to try. It was delicious. I used applesauce instead of shortening and replaced 1/2 c. of the white flour with whole wheat flour. I also add 1/2 cup milk since I only had 2 bananas. This will go in my regular rotation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
This was a yummy recipe after I added 3/4 cup of milk to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
This is a wonderful recipe. It was pleasantly surprising to find one without eggs. I also substituted unsweetened applesauce (3/4 cup) for the shortening. And yes, the house did smell wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
A flawless recipe! Excellent! Moist! I have a friend who's allergic to eggs so this is perfect for her! Add walnuts and/or chocolate chips! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This bread is wonderful! I've tried a lot of banana bread recipes, and my family liked this one the best. No one would have guessed that it is egg-free. This will be my banana bread recipe from now on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2003
This recipe is extremely easy yet it comes out moist and flavorful. What a wonderful bread to make when you run out of eggs! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2012
This may be tolerable for those w/ allergies to eggs or milk but for those of us who are not I recommend using a traditional recipe w/ eggs. This recipe is a bit to "gummy" for me. I will not make again. Read More
(11)