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Grandma’s banana bread

June 14, 2012 by admin in Food, Homepage Slider

A dash of coffee to this classic recipe enhances the flavor and adds golden color to the banana bread. Can also use it to make banana muffins!


1 cup sugar (can use half of this amount if watching sugar intake)
½ vegetable shortening (can use margarine or substitute with butter)
2 eggs

2-3 very ripe bananas

½ cup coffee (liquid), cooled
1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt
2 cups flour

½ cup walnuts, chopped
½ cup raisins
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation method

Step 1
With a mixer, cream together sugar, eggs and shortening.

Step 2
With a fork or a potato masher, mash bananas and add to the ingredients in Step 1.

Step 3
Mix coffee and soda in a cup.

Step 4
Mix flour and salt in a separate bowl.

Step 5
Mix all the ingredients together.

Step 6
Add chopped walnuts and raisins to the batter.

Step 7
Grease and flour the baking pan.
Pour batter into the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes!