|Judy and I, Durango Colorado|
Judy Simmons' 3-2-1-1/2 Banana Bread
Preheat the oven to 400. Grease or spray one large loaf pan, 2 smaller or 4 really small loaf pans.
3 bananas, smashed
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup buttery Crisco
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
*Optional: Nuts, cranberries---anything goes
Combine the bananas, egg, sugar, Crisco, baking soda and cinnamon until moist. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Batter will be thick.
Add any other ingredients you want, i.e., nuts, berries, etc.
Spoon the batter into loaf pan(s). Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, do not open the door but turn down the heat to 350 and bake an additional 40-45 minutes.
Remove from the oven and place pans on their sides. Slide a sharp knife along all sides and turn over. Wrap in foil and do not slice or freeze for at least 15 minutes.