Banana Nut Bread

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 ripe bananas, mashed

1. Cream sugar and shortening in a large mixing bowl with a spoon. Add eggs, flour, baking soda, bananas, and walnuts, mixing well.

2. Pour batter into 1 greased and floured 9-inch x 5-inch x 3-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle almonds, nutmeg and cinnamon on top bake at 325 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Yields: 8 servings

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