1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
1 cup or 2-3 ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream together shortening sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients and combined well. Add banana and nuts.
Pour into well-greased loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean, Cool before serving.
Yield 1 loaf.