A cup of tea and something sweet is a perfect combination for a chilly winter night. 

Banana Tea Bread

When I feel like baking something old fashion, I head straight to my Mennonite Community Cookbook! The history and homestyle cooking are apparent on every page of my favorite cookbook.  I can almost see the Mennonite women busy in their kitchens preparing food for their hardworking families. Growing up in Pennsylvania I learned how to bake and cook many of the recipes found in this book.  The women in my family cooked just like this…tried and true old-fashion recipes from the heart.

If you are looking for a moist, sweet bread that is not terribly sweet, this Banana Tea Bread is the perfect treat paired with a hot cup of tea.

Banana Tea Bread
Serves 12
Moist banana bread that pairs great with a cup of hot tea.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
  2. 3/4 teaspoon soda
  3. 1 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/3 cup fat (shortening)
  6. 2/3 cup sugar
  7. 2 eggs well beaten
  8. 1 cup mashed bananas
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour, salt, soda and cream of tarter together.
  2. Beat the fat until creamy and then add sugar gradually.
  3. Add eggs and beat well.
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with crushed bananas.
  5. When well blended, pour batter into a greased loaf pan 8 x 4 x 3 inches.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  7. Slice into 12 slices after cooled.
Notes
  1. FYI - 1 slice is 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points.
Adapted from Mennonite Community Cookbook
Adapted from Mennonite Community Cookbook
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