Breads and Muffins, Elaine Walker

Banana Nut Bread

1/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
2/3 c. mashed banana
3 T. milk
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 c. flour
1/2 c. pecans (optional)

In large bowl, mix together shortening and sugar. Add egg, banana and milk.

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients, then add, a little at a time, to banana mixture and beat until blended. If desired, stir in pecans.

Line 3 x 8 inch bread pan with wax paper. Spoon batter into pan.

Bake at 350*F for one hour.