How to Bake Nanny's Banana Bread (Updated)

Very easy! Best way to use over ripe brown bananas. Staple ingredients.

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Get your ingredients together. Brown bananas work best... This is good as I don't like to eat them when they're too ripe.

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Start with 1/2 cup of shortening in a large bowl. Use an extra tsp & grease your loaf tin at the same time.

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Add 1 cup of sugar to the shortening.

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Cut the sugar into the shortening.

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Blend sugar & shortening together by hand until crumbly.

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Add 1 1/2 cups of flour.

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Blend by hand (I use a knife) until mixture is crumbly.

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Add 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and mix it in. (Note: at this point you may also add nuts or chocolate chips if you like!)

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In a separate bowl or measuring cup mash up the bananas.

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Mix in 1 tsp vanilla.

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Add 1 egg.

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Mix all wet ingredients.

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Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients.

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Mix banana mixture into dry ingredients until everything is wet.

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Add a 1/4 cup boiling water to 1 tsp baking soda to dissolve.

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Pour soda and water in & mix well to loosen up batter

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Pour batter into the greased loaf pan.

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Bake at 350 for 1 hour. (May require an extra 10 minutes depending on the oven.)

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Let it cool then just tip it out of the loaf pan. Yum!

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