Sunday, December 4, 2011
Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups mashed bananas
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup instant oatmeal
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease 9x5 loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in banana and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts. Pour into prepared loaf pan. I also like to sprinkle oats on top before placing in the oven.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 50-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
This is by far my favorite banana bread recipe. My boss brings me old bananas once a week so I can make her a loaf! It's great toasted with cream cheese on top or served warm with butter.