Banana Bread

The smell of bread baking in the oven is intoxicating. Adding the sweetness of ripe, mashed bananas along with the crunchiness of the nuts makes this bread hard to resist.

3 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tsp. Baking Soda
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Vegetable Shortening
2 ¼ Cups Sugar
2 Cups Ripe, Mashed Bananas (about 6)
4 Eggs, Beaten
1 ¼ Cups Walnuts, Coarsely Chopped

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the vegetable oil, vegetable shortening, sugar, mashed bananas, eggs and walnuts. Stir until the batter is blended. Pour into well greased loaf pans, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approx. 50-60 minutes (a toothpick should come out clean from the center). Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.