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Any of my friends from Wheaton or DC knows that whenever I go to Cleveland or my parents make a trip to visit me, undoubtedly there will be Grandma Irene’s banana bread waiting at the end of the journey! She’s been making it for as long as I can remember and there is nothing better than a piece of banana bread and a cup of coffee for breakfast in the morning (or anytime of day, for that matter). I’ve tried to replicate her recipe more than once, and while it tastes great, it’s never as good as when Grandma makes it! Here’s the recipe in case you’d like to give it a whirl!

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

Put wet ingredients in blender; chop well. Sift together dry ingredients in large pan. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Bake in two greased bread pans at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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