We thought you’d enjoy this recipe from Western Horseman editor Christine Hamilton. This recipe was featured in our Road to the Horse 2020 Official Program.

Mother’s Banana Bread

There’s no comfort food quite like warm banana bread with chocolate chips.

1/2 cup Crisco® or butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon soda, which isn’t necessary with self-rising flour
2 large or 3 small bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a mixing bowl, cream Crisco and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla and flour, and soda if you don’t use a self-rising flour. Add bananas and nuts or chocolate chips and stir well.

Pour batter into a lightly greased and floured loaf pan. Makes one regular loaf or four tea loaves.

Bake at 350 degrees for almost an hour.

Tip: Try the chocolate chips, instead of the nuts-or even both, and butter rather than Crisco. My mother, Malissa adapted this recipe from one in an old cookbook from her home church in Albany, Georgia.

Christine Hamilton
Fort Worth, Texas