Banana Bread

2/3 cup shortening 
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans, chopped
2 cups bananas, mashed, use very ripe bananas for best flavor.
Mix sugar and shortening until well blended, add eggs.  Mix together dry ingredients, stir into sugar mixture.  Stir in bananas and nuts.  Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
*Self-rising flour may be used instead of all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

20  Servings

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