Share this story

Cousin Betty’s Banana Bread

A dessert that’s perfect with coffee or tea at any Easter gathering!


My father’s cousin Betty was a big part of my life growing up.

Christmas, New Year’s, the Fourth of July or Easter, the whole family would head to Betty’s house to celebrate. You could always count on two things: Betty looking perfectly pulled together and a table full of her homemade dishes. Cousin Betty’s banana bread was always my favorite. It’s perfect with coffee or tea at any Easter gathering.


½ c. shortening 1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sugar 1 tsp. salt
3 eggs, beaten 1 tsp. vanilla
3 ripe bananas, mashed 1 egg
¼ tsp. salt ¼ c. chopped walnuts
2 c. flour 3 Tbsp. cold water


1. Mix shortening and sugar together in large bowl. Add eggs and mashed bananas to sugar mixture.

2. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Once thoroughly mixed, add dry ingredients to large bowl. Mix together. Add vanilla, nuts and water. Mix well.

3. Pour into an 8-inch greased loaf pan. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done in the middle(test with a toothpick).

Serves 12

Share this story

Extraordinary Women of the Bible

Their Lives Changed the World… Their Stories Will Change Your Heart.

There are many women in Scripture who do extraordinary things. Women whose lives and actions were pivotal in changing the course of history. In this exciting ALL NEW historical biblical fiction series, you can shed new light on the stories of the most extraordinary women such as Ruth, Elizabeth, Deborah, Rahab, Bathsheba, Mary, and many more.

Start today with book # 1 Highly Favored: Mary’s Story. Get Two FREE GIFTS – Lovely Tote and a Silver-tone Scripture Pendant, yours free with a hardcover or series purchase.

Read More and Order

Community Newsletter

Get More Inspiration Delivered to Your Inbox

Scroll to Top