Requires two 9 by 5 greased bread pans or one round bunt pan
5 ripe bananas
1 cup of butter (or shortening)
1 /14 cups of brown sugar
1 1/4 cups of white sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt2 tsp. Baking soda
optional: pour 1/2 stick of melted butter over each pan before you place them in the oven
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a medium bowl mash bananas and stir in eggs until well blended. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat shortening and gradually add sugar. Stir in vanilla and banana mixture.
Separately mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend the dry mixture into the batter.
*Add walnuts if desired.
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, cool for 20 min then turn out onto a bread board