It’s What’s Cookin’? Wednesday!
Banana nut bread has to be one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! I could easily eat an entire loaf all by myself! I absolutely love eating it straight from the oven or warming it up a little in the microwave and smearing butter (the real stuff!) all over it…. mmmmmmmm…..
My first taste came from my grandma’s kitchen. She always seemed to have a loaf sitting on the counter and another one in the freezer every time I came to visit. Over the years, I’ve baked many loaves of banana bread- some using her recipe, and some using other recipes… but mine never seemed to turn out as well as hers did for some reason.
A few years ago, my niece and I were talking about how much we both love banana bread. She remembered having a recipe that her grandma used, and I figured I would give it a try.
This recipe made the PERFECT loaf of banana bread… each and every time. It’s sooooooo moist and full of flavor! I almost feel like a traitor when I say it’s my new “favorite” recipe for banana bread (sorry, Grandma 😉 )
Most of the recipes I’ve used in the past listed butter as the “fatty” ingredient, but this one uses shortening. I really think that’s what makes this bread so much different than the others.
AND… this recipe will make TWO loaves of banana bread instead of one! So now when I make it, not only do I get to “stash” a loaf away for myself, but now my family can enjoy it, too… It’s a win/win!!!
Actually, since my husband prefers it without walnuts and I prefer it with, I usually pour half of the batter into the first pan, and then add the chopped walnuts to the remaining batter before pouring it into the second pan…
If you like banana bread, then this is definitely a “must-try” recipe!
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