Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together shortening, sugar and eggs. Add mashed bananas and blend on low until incorporated. Over blending or beating will result in tough bread, so keep it slow.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Gradually add to wet mixture until combined.
By hand, fold in walnuts with a spatula. Lightly coat a 9-inch bread pan with cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper for easy removal. Transfer batter into bread pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is lightly brown and it passes the toothpick test. If the top starts to brown too fast loosely cover with a leaf of aluminum foil.
Allow to cool slightly before eating. Store wrapped in aluminum foil at room temperature or freeze. Enjoy!
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Banana Walnut Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Total Carbohydrates 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.