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Betty White's Easy-Slice Banana Loaf

Updated: Apr 14, 2022

Here, from approximately 1955, we have Betty's recipe for banana loaf! Now, chances are she never cooked this up herself, as she was famously kitchen-averse. But it looks like it just might work! Shake it, Betty!

Betty White's Easy-Slice Banana Loaf

Makes 1 loaf


Besides 2 cups sifted FISHER'S BLEND FLOUR, you'll need

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup mashed, ripe bananas (2 large)

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup melted shortening or salad oil

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla


Set oven for 350

Stir together sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in mixing bowl. make hollow in center; add mashed bananas, egg, milk, shortening or salad oil, walnuts and vanilla.

Stir only until all dry ingredients are moistened. Spread into greased and floured 5x9x3-inch loaf pan. Bake 50 minutes or until done. remove load from pan and let cool on cake rack. Wrap in waxed paper before storing.

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Betty's original ad, circa 1955, for Fisher's Blend flour.

When she wasn't scarfing down a banana loaf, she was perhaps craving . . .

And maybe chasing them down with a ladylike glass of wine.

Don't be an oaf, have an "easy-slice" of Betty's banana loaf!






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