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)
1/4 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.
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!