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Banana Spice Bread

Banana Spice Bread


1/3 cup/80 mL vegetable shortening

1/2 cup/125 mL sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla

3/4 tsp/4 mL Watkins Banana Extract

1-3/4 cups/440 mL all-purpose flour

1 tsp/5 mL baking powder

1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Watkins Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp/2.5 mL baking soda

1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Sea Salt

1/4 tsp/1.2 Watkins Ground Nutmeg

1 cup/250 mL mashed ripe banana

1/2 cup/125 mL chopped walnuts


Grease bottom only of a 9 × 5-inch/23 × 13-cm loaf pan; set aside. In large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and vanilla and banana extracts until well combined. In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Add alternately with bananas to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F/180ºC for 45 to 50 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool completely on rack. To store, wrap tightly and refrigerate.

Makes 1 loaf, 12 servings.

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