1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons Clabber Girl Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 to 3 bananas)
1/3 cup shortening, margarine, or butter
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Grease an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Set aside. In a large bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed banana, shortening, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining flour; beat till blended. Stir in nuts.
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 55 to 60 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan; completely cool on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).