Banana bread is an excellent way to use up overripe fruit, whilst creating a tasty quick-bread that freezes well.
2 c. Flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 c. Shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. milk
1 c. mashed banana (about 2 large)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts *optional
Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda until well mixed, cut in the shortening. Add eggs, vanilla and milk until mixed. Add mashed banana last, mixing just until incorporated. (Add walnuts if desired)
Bake in lightly greased loaf pans at 350F for 45-60 Minutes, if making a single loaf, it will take closer to 60 minutes, if dividing the batter between 2 pans, it will take 38-45 minutes to cook.