The Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

The Joy of Cooking Banana Bread is truly one to remember. It is light, flavorful and so very moist! This is the first time that I have tried this recipe and I AM SO GLAD I DID! It all came about because we live in the country and were having Internet issues so I decided to go through an old cookbook that I had on the shelf! Yes, that’s right, I went OLD SCHOOL!!! Now that I know how wonderfully delicious it is, it WILL become a regular in our house!

Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

So, as I have already mentioned, the cookbook is called The All-Purpose Cookbook Joy of Cooking, written by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, published in November 1973.

Surprisingly enough, this scrumptious bread only has 7 ingredients!

Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

I combined all the dry ingredients, then creamed to together the 5 mashed bananas, sugar and eggs! I then proceeded to mixed the dry and the wet to create this golden masterpiece! (see full recipe below)

Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

Now it’s important to mention that I used a 7 x 11 baking dish when the recipe called for a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 baking dish, therefore it only took my bread 30 minutes to cook perfectly!

Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

I also sprinkled some brown sugar on half of the batter before putting it into the oven thus creating an even sweeter side! YUM! This was just a modification that I made and it is not a suggestion from the actual recipe. What’s life without whimsy!

Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

This is a great option for the next bake sale at your children’s school, or a yummy treat for the family!

Joy of Cooking Banana Bread

Enjoy!!!

 

 

The Joy of Cooking Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Baked Bread
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Serves: 10-12 slices
 
Ingredients
  • 1¾ all-purpose flour
  • 2¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cups mashed bananas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, creamy together shortening, eggs, sugar and mashed bananas with a beater.
  4. When the batter is smooth, place it in a greased bread pan.
  5. Bake the bread for 1 hour or until done.

 

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