Making Banana Bread for Grandpa

We’re going to see Grandpa and decided to make some banana bread.  I go the ole Joy of Cooking route with a couple of tweaks:

Preheat oven to 350

1 3/4 C all-purpose flour (I use half whole wheat, half all-purpose)

2 1/4 tsp double-acting baking powder

1/2 tsp salt (I skip)

Sift above ingredients together (anyway you choose to sift!)

Blend together:

1/3 C shortening

2/3 C sugar (I use 1/4 C)

3/4 tsp grated lemon rind (I use 1 tsp)

Beat in 1-2 eggs and 1- 1 1/4 C ripe, mashed banana (mashing the banana is the BEST part)

Add sifted ingredients to the egg mixture in increments and stir (or smoosh) until smooth.

Put batter in greased bread pan and bake about 1 hour.  

Top with cream cheese and enjoy!!

3 Comments on “Making Banana Bread for Grandpa”

  1. Jane says:

    This is the sweetest ever…Thank you, B. M.

  2. auntie baPs says:

    oh, honey. to be a little girl in your house………i LOVE those pictures. love that she was part of every step. LOVE the hair pulled back, all kitchen-professional. love the healthy healthy partaking at the end… are gifts to parenting….and she is a gift to the world, the fine weaving of her heart and soul and imagination, all which will in a zillion ways bless this lonely aching planet….

  3. Annamarie Behring says:

    You are such a great Mom. I love the little ponytail!!!!

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