[This recipe was acquired from my mom's friend from American Fork, where she grew up.]
Makes 2 loaves.
Grease and flour TWO 9x5x3 bread pans (may use whatever combination of pans you prefer).
Mash in a medium bowl:
5 large bananas
In mixer, cream together:
1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
4 beaten eggs to mixer and combine.
4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1-2 tsp. salt
Stir into banana mixture.
(Optional: 1 c. walnuts may be added now.)
Do not over mix.
Pour into greased, floured bread pans. (Fill each pan 1/2 to 2/3 full.)
Bake at 325 for approximately 50 min. or until poker comes out clean.*
*Hint: If poker is almost clean and crust is getting too dark, I take them out of the oven and cover them with a clean towel to allow residual heat to finish baking.