Banana Tea Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Olives-n-Okra
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  • cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups shortening
  • 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs unbeaten
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas 4 or 6


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a Bundt pan or two 9"x5"x3" loaf pans.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt. With electric mixer at medium speed, thoroughly mix shortening with sugar, then eggs, until very light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Then, at low speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with bananas just until smooth; turn into pan.
  • Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove. Cool before slicing.


Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping Cook Book, 1942.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.5g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20.3g