Grandma’s Banana Bread

Grandma’s Banana Bread
Total Time:
About 30 Minutes
Quick and Easy Recipe

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Shortening (I Prefer Crisco Sticks for ease and saving for later)
1 Egg
2 Bananas Mashed *Need to be ripe for better flavor (I prefer 4)
1/4 Cup water
1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Salt
Walnuts *Optional

Pre-Heat Oven to 350°F
Grease 13 x 9 Pan or Loaf Pan

Mix all ingredients in the mixer till they are well combined. It is okay if there is still little chunks of banana and shortening.


You can double this recipe to get thicker banana bread in the 13 x9 pan.  If you double the recipe you will need at least 2 loaf pans.  We like to maximize the soft crust so we prefer the 13×9 pans.

This will bake about 20 minutes in a 13 x 9.  If you use a different size pan you will want to check on it after 20 minutes and increase time as needed. The center should be light golden brown and clean with a toothpick.

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