Bran Banana Nut Bread
|Shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , well-beaten|
|Bran||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Mashed ripe bananas||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Use 4-5 Fruit)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Sifted all purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Chopped nut meats||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Work the shortening with a spoon until fluffy and creamy; then add the sugar gradually, while continuing to work with a spoon until light.
Add egg and beat well.
Add the bran, bananas, and the vanilla.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and soda; add to first mixture with the nut meats, stirring only until flour disappears.
Pour into a greased or oiled loaf pan about 9" x 5" x 3" with waxed paper in the bottom, and bake in a moderate oven of 350°F for 1 hr., or until done.