My grandmother, who we called Nana was a fabulous baker, and my grandfather, who we called Grampy was a fabulous cook. What a perfect pair! It wasn't fancy food, but it was delicious! They always had a house full of family which they loved being surrounded by.
That's a very good thing, because Nana and Grampy had 7 children, and they were all married. You can do the math, that means they had 7 daughters & sons in-laws! But the number that they were most proud of was the amount of grandchildren.
There were 40 grandchildren! We all lived nearby, we all knew each other, and we had a great time at family get togethers! I hope you enjoy Nana's banana bread as much as we did. And yes, Nana always made several loaves! LOL!!!
Nana's Banana Tea Bread Recipe
(makes 1 loaf)
1 3/4 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Mashed Bananas (2-3)
1/4 Cup fat, melted (Crisco)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (if you like)
Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar together; add the nuts if used. Add the unbeaten eggs, the mashed bananas, and the fat, which has been allowed to cool after melting. Stir these liquids quickly and lightly into the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into a loaf pan that has been greased and dusted with flour. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for about 1 hour. Cool before slicing.
Note: Cream cheese and butter make great spreads for this delicious bread. However, if you want to die and go to heaven in one bite, spread the bread with Nutella! Enjoy!